Fourth Generation is a hands-on experience in philanthropy for rising leaders who care about local issues and want to make a bigger impact.
Since Fourth Generation started in 2010, members have raised $493,000 to address the following critical issues: mental health, youth homelessness, food justice, small business development, resources for immigrant populations, aging, criminal justice reform, affordable housing, place-based disparities, and climate justice. Here’s how it works:
Members listen to community and learn from experts about a critical local issue while examining the practice of philanthropy.
Share & Connect
Members connect with their peers and community members to broaden their outlooks and learn about the barriers that hold inequities in place.
By pooling contributions, resources, and diverse perspectives, members collaborate to create an accessible and equitable grantmaking process.
Become a Member
Learn how to join Fourth Generation and make a bigger impact.
Fourth Generation offers our members a variety of educational opportunities to develop their leadership skills, learn about effective giving, and get proximate to a local issue. We offer different levels of membership that reflect the commitment you are able to make.
Join our monthly meetings, which feature expert speakers, collaborative decision making, and a deep dive into grantmaking.
Get on our mailing list to learn more about upcoming meetings and events. We meet the third Wednesday of every month. From September to December, all are welcome to join us.
Fourth Generation Awards $50,000 in Grants
Fourth Generation completed its 12th grantmaking cycle by awarding $50,000 in grants to five local organizations that are providing critical services in support of mental health justice.Read Story
2020-2021 Grantmaking Cycle
Explore Fourth Generation’s 2020-2021 grantmaking cycle, which focused on economic justice.Visit
Fourth Generation Awards $80,000 in Economic Justice Grants
Funding will support eight local groups that are working on the group’s chosen community issue of the year.Read Story