About the 2021 Convening

2021 is a year of both reflection and purpose, of dynamic change and robust opportunity. Against all odds — through a profoundly challenging pandemic, painfully racialized violence, and the erosion of truth and justice — democracy endured in 2020. And, not only did it endure, it affirmed the critically important role communities of color continue to play at the forefront of protecting democracy and the deep roots in communities that must continue to be cultivated to ultimately build power. Long term, sustained investments serve a vital role in supporting this work. As a network, we have taken in what is happening around us, and we have adapted, which itself is a triumph during these demanding moments. Because of this important work, 2021 brings with it real opportunity to shape what democracy looks like through thoughtful grantmaking that prioritizes durable power building, good governance, and racially just policies.

Join FCCP for our 2021 Convening where we will examine this unique moment and what it will take to continue to move democracy forward. We will hear from leaders throughout the civic engagement space who are advancing this work, everyday, across the country. We will explore the progress, challenges, and unique environments that funders and field organizations face in our states and how these efforts are translated nationally. Together, we will look at what we can do as a collective network to ensure our democracy is responsive and just, through supporting efforts like countering voter suppression, ensuring fair redistricting, building shared power among individuals, communities, officials, and institutions, and much more. 2021 can be a year that moves democracy forward if we uplift and work in collaboration with one another. Join us on July 14 as we take the next steps forward together.

Our convening is open to all funders and donor advisors (regardless of FCCP membership status), philanthropy serving organizations, and invited speakers. If you have any questions, please email info@funderscommittee.org and a team member will respond as soon as possible.



2021 Convening Planning Committee

Thank You to Our Convening Sponsor


We need your help to make this convening a success. Please consider supporting FCCP and this hallmark event by sponsoring a portion of our time together. Below, you can review our sponsorship tiers or reach out to our team to customize a sponsorship package.