What is the time commitment?
The Fourth Generation Fund's grantmaking program year runs from October through June. There is one meeting of the full membership per month, and on average, members invest less than six hours per month. Meetings tend to be the second Tuesday of every month. The program offers a variety of educational opportunities for members to develop their leadership skills, learn about effective giving, and meet local leaders. Individuals can become grantmaking members or supporters based on how much time they can commit. Click here for more on our membership levels and requirements.
What does it mean to be a member?
To reflect the busy schedules of our members, we have created different levels of membership that reflect the commitment you are able to make.
up your sleeves, go deep on a community issue, develop your leadership
skills,meet inspiring local leaders, and help decide how to meet
community needs. (Becoming a grantmaking member requires a time
commitment of five hours a month and an average gift of $300.)
your feet wet with Fourth Generation, get access to interesting events
and opportunities, and learn about giving. (Becoming a supporting member
requires a $100 minimum contribution and there’s no time commitment.)
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Where does the money for grants come from?
Contributions by members are the primary source of money distributed to local nonprofit organizations by the Fourth Generation Fund. The more members (of all levels) donate or fundraise, the more the group can give away.
How much is usually given away?
Fourth Generation recently gave $33,000 in grants to 4 organizations addressing nutrition and food justice. $17,000. Click here for a short article about the grants.
How do I contribute?
to the Fourth Generation Fund. You may also contribute by check made
out to Fourth Generation Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation.
Are there leadership opportunities?
are opportunities to get involved in the leadership of the
organization and develop additional skills by joining the Advisory Board
of the Fourth Generation Fund.
How can I stay informed about Fourth Generation?
There are many ways to stay connected. You can join our email list, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on LinkedIN.