Fourth Generation, a program of The Minneapolis Foundation is
the place for young professionals to learn about effective, meaningful
charitable giving. Members hone their teamwork, analytical, and leadership skills as they:
- LEARN about community issues, local nonprofits, smart giving, and how to make grants
- SHARE their ideas, talents, and experiences to make a difference
- CONNECT with local leaders and other civic-minded professionals
- GIVE with other members for greater impact - Join our Fund
There are several ways to get involved:
Participation as a grant making member provides an experiential giving program
for young professionals. Members work together throughout the year to
learn about a critical issue in our community, identify promising efforts to address it,
and pool their donations to make a bigger impact than they could alone.
year, between member donations, matching gifts and proceeds from Graze 4
Good, Fourth Generation was able to grant $33,000 to local nonprofits
working in the area of nutritution and food justice. This year, we
anticipate granting out close to $40,000 to local orgnaizations that are
working to support and empower small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area
What I Wish I Knew Series
While the goal of Fourth Generation is to give the next generation an opportunity to explore philanthropy, members recognize that there is much to be learned from the experienced leaders of our community. What I Wish I Knew is a series of inter-generational dialogues. Current philanthropic and civic leaders from the Twin Cities are invited to share their personal, philanthropic and professional lessons learned and the secrets they wish they knew when they were starting out.
The Philanthropy 101 series expands the knowledge of Fourth Generation by sharing fundamentals around philanthropy and the local nonprofit sector. For Fourth Generation grant making members or members of the community, these sessions provide practical information to better understand how to make an impact on the community. Whether you’re part of a family of givers,
starting out on your own or you give with money, time or talents –
Fourth Generation teaches skills to help you get the most out of your
Grant making meeting
May 14, 2013
at The Minneapolis Foundation
Fourth Generation grant making members meet after completing site visits to eight local nonprofits. Our discussion will continue as we feel out how these organizations and their proposals for funding fit our grant making priorities. The final award decisions will be made at the May meeting and we will present grant checks at our Give 4 Good celebration.
What I Wish I Knew featuring Margaret and Angus Wurtele
Thursday, May 30, 2013
at Open Book
We’re excited to announce our "rescheduled" gathering in the What I Wish I Knew series. Margaret and Angus Wurtele will be joining us to talk about their far reaching philanthropy in the metro area.
Margaret is an author who has written two memoirs and most recently a novel, The Golden Hour. She is dedicated to the arts community and serves on the Boards of the Guthrie, Minnesota Opera and Loft Literary Center. Angus retired as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Valspar Corporation and spends his time with Margaret between the Twin Cities and Napa where they are the owners of Terra Valentine winery. A core value of the Wurteles, they both learned the spirit of charitable giving from the generation before them and look to inspire a similar interest in the next generation.
Join us for this rare opportunity to learn from of this accomplished couple who will share their personal, professional and philanthropic experiences and the secrets they wish they had known when first starting out.
Fourth Generation's What I Wish I Knew series is open to all young professionals who are interested in learning more about philanthropy.
Save the Date: Give 4 Good
June 4, 2013
at Fulton Tap Room
Invite to come!