Fourth Generation Program Awards Vail Place $4,000 Grant

Fourth Generation Program Awards Vail Place $4,000 Grant

Members Jack and Megan Haggerty and Director of Public Affairs Stefano LoVerso accept the award.

Vail Place has been awarded $4,000 by Fourth Generation, a program of The Minneapolis Foundation that brings together emerging philanthropists. The grant was awarded to Vail Place for its Clubhouse Community Support Program. The Fourth Generation program announced in May that the organization had awarded $50,000 in grants to seven local organizations that provide mental health services, including Vail Place.

Each year members of Fourth Generation vote to choose an issue to support within the program through donations, fundraising and grants to local nonprofits. This year the group chose to focus on mental health.

“We’re thrilled that the Minneapolis Foundation and the Fourth Generation program has recognized the growing need to support people with mental illnesses in our community,” said Vicky Couillard, Executive Director for Vail Place. “To be included in this prestigious list of Twin Cities non-profit leaders is an honor.”

Stefano LoVerso, Director of Public Affairs for Vail Place, accepted the award along with Vail Place members Jack and Megan Haggerty at an event on Wednesday, June 15th. Other award grantees included the Ars Bellum Foundation, Guadalupe Alternative Programs, the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, myHealth for Teens & Young Adults, the Walk-In Counseling Center, and the Washburn Center for Children.

The Minneapolis Foundation runs Fourth Generation to help ensure that future generations have the tools they need to carry on Minnesota’s tradition of generosity and make positive change in the community. In the past six years, the group has granted nearly $225,000 to address critical issues, including youth homelessness, food justice, small business development, and services for aging Minnesotans. More information about Fourth Generation is available here.  


About Vail Place
Vail Place is a non-profit organization based in Hopkins, Minnesota. The agency was founded in 1981 to provide community-based recovery services for adults with serious mental illnesses, and named after mental health pioneer Dr. David Vail. Vail Place currently operates Clubhouse Community Support Programs in Hopkins and Minneapolis, provides extensive Case Management services, and runs numerous site-based and collaborative programs with community partners. Vail Place’s unique person-centered, recovery-oriented approach to services is based on the internationally acclaimed Clubhouse Model, honored in 2014 with the prestigious Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize for its extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering.

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