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About Membership

We extend a warm invitation to funder institutions, individual philanthropists, and philanthropic advisors to join the Funders’ for Civic Participation (FCCP), an inclusive philanthropic community dedicated to amplifying the voices of all people in our democracy. FCCP envisions an open and equitable representative democracy with a strong, inclusive civic infrastructure that enables all communities to participate and shifts power to the people.  

At FCCP, we believe in fostering a more equitable and just democracy by addressing the systemic and systematic barriers ingrained in our democratic institutions. Our mission is to organize the philanthropic community to make transformative investments that expand and reimagine democracy and civic participation. FCCP accomplishes our mission by:

  • Convening funders at the local, state, and national levels,
  • Catalyzing partnerships between philanthropy and democracy movement organizations,


  • Curating space for learning, strategy, accountability, and collaboration.

Why Join FCCP

As we navigate the path towards a just democracy, we invite you to join or renew your membership with FCCP. Your support provides the necessary resources to respond to challenges and propel our collective work forward. Be part of a vibrant philanthropic community committed to justice and equity. Contribute to dismantling barriers through strategic grantmaking initiatives. Give a voice to historically disenfranchised communities and drive impactful change through philanthropy.

Your commitment is the difference. Together, let’s shape a democracy where justice and equity prevail.

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Join FCCP as an Individual Donor or Donor Advisor

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Member Benefits

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 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


Virginia Mosqueda

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.

Michael Caudell-Feagan

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.

Cuong Hoang

Mott Philanthropic

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.

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2024 Update

After 5years 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.

Institutional Members

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 Senior Director of Member & Foundation Relations, April N. Harley, at; 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, 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: Ariana Holland, 1001 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018

Can you provide me with an invoice for my finance department or proposal for review? You bet! Please email 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 Senior Director of Member & Foundation Relations, April N. Harley, at