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The 2017 Convening was one of FCCP’s most successful to date, with several long-time members remarking that this was the best one yet.  A record 163 funders – 36% were first-time attendees – joined us for three days of dynamic and thought-provoking discussions with a strong centering around equity, inclusion and intersectionality. Energy was high throughout as everyone embraced a spirit of community, fun and a passion for tackling the challenging questions facing our democracy.



Please utilize this page to access the program’s resources focused on equity, building power, organizing and movements, democracy-reform trends, the urgency of supporting the census, leadership development and MUCH MORE!  FCCP is deeply grateful to the convening planning committee, FCCP advisory board, session organizers, moderators, changemakers and sponsors who helped make the event a success. And thank you to each and every attendee whose active participation throughout the event helped expand our collective knowledge, provoked deeper thinking, and strengthened the connections which are at the center of our vibrant grantmaking community.

Check Out These Photos of Our Time Together!

FCCP 2017 Convening

We Networked, Dined + Explored at the Center for Civil & Human Rights

Thank You, Planning Committee!

Evan Bacalao

Open Society Foundations

Jesse Beason, Co-Chair

Northwest Health Foundation

Daaiyah Bilal-Threats

National Education Association

Joseph Burris

Marguerite Casey Foundation

Carmen Lopez-Wilson

Thornburg Foundation

Dwyane Marshall

Southestern Council on Foundations

Esther Nieves

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Christine Reeves Strigaro

The Sapelo Foundation

Meg Robinson

Georgia Alliance for Progress

Esperanza Tervalon-Garrett, Co-Chair

Dancing Hearts Consulting, LLC

Thank You, Session Organizers!

Judy Adler (Turner Foundation), Marcia Avner (The Bauman Foundation), Jesse Beason (Northwest Health Foundation), Kelly Beadle (WIN Minnesota), Evan Bacalao (Open Society Foundations), Ben Barge (NCRP), Daaiyah Bilal-Threats (National Education Association), Joe Burris (Marguerite Casey Foundation), Angela Cheng (JPB Foundation), Steven Cole-Schwartz (The Partnership Fund), Amber French (Media Democracy Fund), Ethan Frey (Ford Foundation), Hollis Hope (Voqal), Sarah Knight (Open Society Foundations), Carmen Lopez (Thornburg Foundation), Scott Nielsen (Arabella Advisors), Kathy Partridge (Voqal Fund) Ilona Prucha (Wellspring Advisors), Trellis Stepter (Mertz Gilmore Fund), Christine Reeves Strigaro (The Sapelo Foundation), Meg Robinson (Georgia Alliance for Progress), Melissa Spatz (Piper Fund), Esperanza Tervalon-Garrett (Groundswell Fund), Joy Vermillion Heinshohn (Z Smith Reynolds Foundation) and Jamal Watkins (AFL-CIO)

Thank You, Sponsors!





Session sponsors: Bauman Foundation, JPB Foundation, Northwest Health Foundation, Turner Foundation, Voqal, and Z Smith Reynolds Foundation


As with all FCCP events, the subject matter is strictly limited to non-partisan discussion as outlined in the agenda.