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Hubert Joly and Piyumi Saramatunga

Hubert Joly, former CEO of Best Buy, and Piyumi Saramatunga, a partner at the law firm Constangy, believe that diversity is a business imperative. These two business leaders to talk about the importance of diverse and inclusive teams, the dangers of tokenism, and the power of leading with purpose.



Responding to Emerging Needs through the OneMPLS Fund

Through the OneMPLS Fund, we have witnessed firsthand the power of a collective impact fund that can respond nimbly to community needs.

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2020-2021 Grantmaking Cycle

Explore Fourth Generation’s 2020-2021 grantmaking cycle, which focused on economic justice.



Fourth Generation Kick-Off Events

Fourth Generation’s 12th grantmaking cycle kicks off by sharing details on how to become a member and an opportunity to vote for this year’s grantmaking topic.

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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.

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Grants Awarded to Advance Equity

The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota awarded $321,000 in grants to advance economic empowerment and education equity in North Minneapolis.

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Graze 4 Good Virtual Event Series

Graze 4 Good is a unique fundraiser that pairs the Twin Cities’ vibrant food community with emerging philanthropists eager to make a difference, all in support of Fourth Generation.

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First Round of Racial and Economic Justice Grants Awarded

$3,320,000 in grants were awarded to 84 local organizations that are doing innovative work to advance racial and economic justice.

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OneMPLS Rebuild: Friends of the Global Market

In October 2020, the OneMPLS Fund awarded grants to BIPOC-owned businesses grappling with the dual crises of COVID-19 and the killing of George Floyd. Learn more about one grant recipient, Friends of the Global Market. 

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Racial and Economic Justice

The Minneapolis Foundation today announced $3,184,900 in grants to 79 local organizations that are advancing racial and economic justice in the Twin Cities.

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