Fidelity Charitable has worked with the Center for High Impact Philanthropy to alert donors to charitable opportunities that can help them make wise giving decisions. The Nurse-Family Partnership model was one of 12 specific giving opportunities, handpicked and analyzed for evidence of impact and cost-effectiveness in Fidelity's 2016 High Impact Giving Guide.
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania continues to recognize Nurse-Family Partnership as one of the "best opportunities for making meaningful differences in people's lives." It highlights NFP in its Toolkit for Donors: Invest in a Strong Start for Children.
Nicholas Kristof featured Nurse-Family Partnership in two New York Times editorials: “The Way to Beat Poverty,” September 12, 2014, and “Too Small to Fail,” June 2, 2016 as well as in his book A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity (Random House LLC, 2014).
A landmark cost-benefit analysis by the RAND Corporation in 2005 found that the NFP program returned $5.70 for each dollar invested to help the neediest families. This means that for every high-risk family served, society saw $41,419 of net benefits from increased tax revenues and reductions in expenses related to crime, welfare, and other social costs.
An April 2012 study by The National Institute on Drug Abuse recognized Nurse-Family Partnership for lowering government expenses by improving outcomes for mothers and children for years after their participation.