Funders' Committee for Civic Participation

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1524 South IH-35
United States

About Us

The Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) is an innovative and thought-provoking network that shares an underlying conviction that all people deserve a voice in our democratic process. The organization serves leaders in the philanthropic community working to further this vision with heightened attention to issues of equity and historically disenfranchised and underrepresented communities. Its members support non-partisan efforts to engage voters, eliminate structural barriers to voting, advance reforms to improve government and electoral systems, and inspire public involvement in civic life.

For nearly thirty-five years, FCCP has been a driving force in civic engagement grantmaking. In the 1980s, it advanced effective voter registration philanthropy; in the 90s, it supported campaign finance reform efforts; and by the 2000s, it shifted to explore new voting technologies, voter engagement strategies, and election administration reforms. This decade, FCCP has increased its internal capacity in order to better engage and serve its members in new and innovative ways.

The organization marked a new era when it brought on a new executive director in January 2015. Since then, FCCP has undergone a significant transition to become a more modern affinity group equipped to meet the growing needs of its members and the civic engagement sector as a whole. These changes have resulted in historic growth for the organization, which currently has 85 members representing over $700 million in annual grantmaking to the field.

FCCP is staffed by a team working primarily from Austin and Washington, DC.

We are fiscally sponsored by NEO Philanthropy, a 501(c)(3) public charity that operates grantmaking, technical assistance and strategic planning programs for institutional and individual donors interested in social justice and human rights issues.

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