The Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation serves leaders in philanthropy who are working to further our vision of an inclusive and equitable democracy. From individuals and family foundations to national grantmakers and state funding collaboratives, our member-driven and field-informed programs create opportunities for grantmakers to focus on impact, educate themselves on the critical issues facing civic participation, promote strategy development, cultivate peer relationships, and foster opportunities for coordination. Membership in FCCP means you are on the front lines of civic engagement philanthropy, ensuring you have access to the resources you need for strategic and inclusive grantmaking.
FCCP members have the opportunity to shape our work and play leadership roles in the network’s programming. In addition, we offer a variety of benefits to ensure our members are well informed, including:
Discounted registration for the annual convening
Our members-only listserv to interact with peers, uplift your work or ideas, and discuss the most pressing issues of the day
Valuable digital content and past 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
Proactive networking for program officers, directors, and trustees at various stages of their careers through FCCP convenings, meetings and one-on-one consultations and connections
Exclusive events and discussions to connect you with FCCP and our network of members
Opportunities to promote your events, job opportunities and news through the FCCP website, our members-only listserv, and our digital newsletter that reaches more than 1000 leaders nationwide
Voting rights to determine members of the FCCP Advisory Board
Apply to be a Member
After 5+ years of leaving FCCP’s dues structure unchanged, we are introducing a new membership model that better aligns with the current market (as informed by extensive research), responds to the realities our sector has navigated since 2017, and positions FCCP as welcoming to an expanded membership with enhanced benefits. These changes will coincide with the launch of our 10-year strategic plan and be rolled out over time.
The first step is shifting from a calendar year basis to a renewal year basis for memberships. In other words, rather than all dues needing to be renewed January 1 of each year, renewals will now take place on an anniversary date basis. The second step is a restructuring of our sliding scale for dues, expanding the number of levels and increasing rates modestly. Further information appears below. With these steps, we believe these changes will provide both members and FCCP better financial and planning flexibility.
Eligibility + Dues
Annual membership dues are collected on a anniversary year basis and calculated on a sliding scale based on your organization’s or supported donor’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 501(c)(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.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am still unsure about membership. Do you have any more information? Of course! Please email email@example.com; we are happy to set up some time to connect about all FCCP has to offer. In the meantime, you may also want to check out some of our recent Member Spotlight articles here.
How do you accept dues payment? First, we are glad you want to become a member! Dues are accepted via ACH/wire, Bill.com transfer, check, or via our Network for Good page. Please note: Dues that are paid via Network for Good, are slightly increased to offset our cost of using the platform.
When should I pay my dues? Dues are paid annually on the anniversary date of you joining the network.
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: Laura Henderson, 45 W. 36th St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Can you provide me with an invoice for my finance department or proposal for review? You bet! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any documentation needed to process your membership.
Where can I find a W-9 Form? You can request one from FCCP’s fiscal sponsor, NEO Philanthropy, here.
Have a different question? Email FCCP staff at email@example.com.