Become a Member
The Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation welcomes new members. Regardless of your institution’s size or focus, there’s room for you at FCCP! When you join FCCP you become part of a vibrant national network of funders committed to building a representative and well-functioning democracy. FCCP’s innovative and thought-provoking learning community shares an underlying conviction that all people deserve a voice in our democratic process. Our member-driven and field-informed programs create opportunities for civic engagement grantmakers to focus on impact, create learning hubs, promote strategy development, cultivate peer relationships, and foster opportunities for coordination. Through events, working groups and digital communications, FCCP is a critical resource for civic participation funders. Join us!
The James Irvine Foundation
FCCP was instrumental in helping Irvine think about our civic engagement grantmaking work. With their in-house expertise, robust network and informative programming, we were able to design a sophisticated and cutting-edge program to fund civic participation.
The Pew Charitable Trusts
FCCP offers a forum where funders can refine and improve our grantmaking and can attain an impact at a scale that no one of us could conceive alone.
It’s our moment as a community of funders to come together and be a real force in building up that American society that we all believe in. FCCP provides a place where grantmakers can build connections and catalyze collaborations that can help realize this dream.
Annual membership dues are sliding scale, based on your organization’s overall grantmaking budget.
Membership is open to all family foundations, community foundations and other grantmaking institutions – such as public charities, corporate foundations and labor organizations – that make significant 501(c)(3) grants, support FCCP’s mission and abide by FCCP policies.
Philanthropic Advisors and Individual Donors
Membership is open to individual donors and to philanthropic advisors with current clients (whether foundations and/or individual donors) with significant giving to support 501c(3)-allowable work aligned with FCCP’s commitments to improve democratic practice, increase civic participation, and promote the engagement of all people in civic life. Individuals and advisors are able to join at this level when it is not feasible for the institution they represent to be members. Because FCCP is a solicitation free space, it is understood that philanthropic advisors do not seek new business in FCCP forums.
As a member-driven and field-informed organization, members have the opportunity to shape FCCP’s work and play a leadership role in the network’s programming. In addition, FCCP offers a variety of benefits to ensure our members are well informed, including:
Discounted registration for the annual convening
Member only in-person meetings to strategize and align priorities
Exclusive virtual discussions for members-only
Proactive networking for trustees, program officers, and directors at various stages of their careers through FCCP convenings, one-on-one consultations, and the members-only section of the FCCP website
Valuable digital content, including participation in the FCCP listserv and access to exclusive resources such as reports, case studies, webinar recordings and white papers that will put your organization at the forefront of the civic engagement and participatory democracy field
Login credentials to the member-only portal where you can connect to peer mentors and find potential collaborators through our dynamic member directory
Opportunities to promote your events, job opportunities and news through the FCCP website and the e-mail newsletter that reaches more than 600 philanthropic leaders nationwide
Voting rights to determine members of the FCCP Advisory Board
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I mail my check? Please make your check payable to NEO Philanthropy, clearly mark it for FCCP, and mail it to: FCCP c/o NEO Philanthropy, Attn: Michael Austerlitz, 45 W. 36th St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Can you provide me with an invoice for my finance department? You bet! You can customize one here.
Where can I find a W-9 Form? You can request one from FCCP’s fiscal sponsor, NEO Philanthropy (formerly Public Interest Projects) here.
Have a different question? FCCP’s Membership + Development Director, Brigid Hall, welcomes your inquiry.