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Welcome to FCCP’s library of civic engagement resources, tools and news. Our collection of reports, presentations, infographics, links and more will help keep you at the forefront of philanthropic efforts to improve our democracy. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Want to suggest an addition? Let us know!

Philanthropy for Democracy: Exploring Foundation Support for U.S. Democracy

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This webinar featured an online tour of the publicly-available Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy data-visualization platform that captures the range of democracy-related activities that foundations have supported from 2011 to present. This resource features a background of the tool, features, use cases and other helpful links including instructions for how to become an e-reporter of your democracy-related grantmaking data.

Defining Civic Engagement

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A collection of definitions that show how various philanthropic institutions define civic engagement and how it connects to their strategies for change. This resource is part of the FCCP "Civic Engagement Matters" curriculum toolkit.

JUNE FIRST MONDAY DISCUSSION: The Third Branch – Why Courts Matter + What Philanthropy Can Do

This discussion examined why the courts matter to all the substantive issues we care about, and offers new thinking about how best to engage the public as third-branch defenders. Speakers discussed how foundations can support work that affirms the courts as an independent check on power, and as an important bulwark against anti-democratic forces. This resource includes the webinar recording, our list of key takeaways and contact information to learn more.