Irene Schwoeffermann, Program Director
Based in the United States
Funders' Committee for Civic Participation
The Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) exists to promote civic participation as a key to making our democracy work. We serve leaders in the philanthropic community working to further this vision with heightened attention to issues of equity and historically disenfranchised and underrepresented communities. Our 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. FCCP provides funders with a community in which to build connections, a stage for showcasing innovations, a forum for strategic dialogue and collaboration, and a resource for civic participation research, tools and news. FCCP works to build a more effective network of grantmakers who are passionate about realizing our collective vision of a vibrant and inclusive democracy for all.
In 1983, a group of forward-thinking grantmakers created what is now the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP), a national philanthropic community that learns together, challenges each other, and is dedicated to building a vibrant and inclusive democracy for all.