About the 2021 Convening
2021 has been 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.
Thank you for joining us for our 2021 Convening, where we examined this unique moment and what it will take to continue to move democracy forward. We heard from leaders throughout the civic engagement space who are advancing this work, everyday, across the country. We explored the progress, challenges, and unique environments that funders and field organizations face in our states and how these efforts are translated nationally. Together, we looked 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. Thank you for taking these next steps forward together.
Our convening was open to all funders and donor advisors (regardless of FCCP membership status), philanthropy serving organizations, and invited speakers.
Announcing Our 2021 Keynote
Convening Agenda At-A-Glance
2021 Convening Planning Committee
Estevan Muñoz-Howard, TreasurerEstevan Muñoz-Howard is a philanthropic and organizational consultant with over 15 years experience leading programs and coalitions in the nonprofit sector. Read More…
Evan BacalaoEvan Bacalao previously served as a program officer with the Open Society Foundations, where he managed a range of civic participation and advocacy initiatives focused on the resilience and representativeness of U.S. Read More…
Ethan FreyEthan Frey began his journey into philanthropy at a young age. Read More…
Solidago FoundationRebecca currently leads the Solidago Foundation’s programmatic work as the foundation enters its final two years of grantmaking. Read More…
Groundswell Action FundQuanita supports women of color leaders in integrated voter engagement strategy to create a more inclusive and equitable democracy for all. Read More…
Thank You to Our Convening Sponsor