Stay in the Know

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!


Census Update: A Preliminary 2016 Funder Action Plan

Building on its experience with the 2010 Census, FCCP will provide a strong framework for sharing information and expertise, providing technical assistance to funders and grantees, and facilitating collective philanthropic involvement in the 2020 Census.


Census Update: The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey – A Guide-Star In Jeopardy

Foundations can help ensure the preservation of a robust, comprehensive ACS by supporting national advocacy organization efforts to educate Congress and the public about the survey’s importance. Funders can stay abreast of policy developments affecting the ACS, and work collaboratively through philanthropic networks to shine a light on the threat to evidence-based decision-making, through FCCP’s Funders Census Initiative (FCI) 2020.

Census Update: The 2020 Census – What’s At Stake?

The U.S. Census Bureau is planning major reforms for the way it counts the population, but big changes mean big challenges for funders and grantees that care about an accurate census in underrepresented and underserved communities.


Census Update: The 2020 Census Operational Plan – What Funders Need To Know

On October 6th, the U.S Census Bureau released its baseline 2020 Census Operational Plan. Already a year behind schedule due to budget constraints, but well ahead of the same milestone for the 2010 Census, the preliminary plan puts “meat on the bones” of sweeping design reforms the Bureau has been researching and testing since the beginning of the decade.



The History of FCCP

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In their own words, FCCP members reflect on how the organization evolved over three decades from the visionary meetings of a small group of funders to becoming the go-to philanthropic network for grantmakers that want to ensure a just, vibrant and inclusive democracy for all Americans.