Genesis Prize Laureates are dedicated to the Jewish value of tikkun olam, making the world a better place, one cause at a time.
Each year, the Genesis Prize Laureate chooses to forgo the $1 million financial award and asks The Genesis Prize Foundation to support a philanthropic initiative that is personally meaningful. In the Laureate’s honor, the Foundation develops a unique grant-making program to promote a philanthropic theme, attract additional donors, and motivate the global Jewish community to effect positive change.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2018 Genesis Lifetime Achievement Awardee:
"The Prize is much more than an award. It is a catalyst for change."
Since inception in 2013, The Genesis Prize has leveraged the annual $1 million award into philanthropic initiatives totaling $45 million, with grants going to 200 nonprofit programs in 30 countries, directly impacting the lives of tens of thousands of people.
Read more about the Foundation’s philanthropic initiatives:
- 2023: Jewish Activists and NGOs Supporting Ukraine
- 2022: Holocaust Remembrance
- 2021: Racial and Economic Justice
- 2020: Fighting COVID-19
- 2019: Combating Anti-Semitism
- 2018: Women’s Empowerment
- 2017: Refugee Crisis
- 2016: People with Disabilities
- 2015: Intermarried Families
- 2014: Social Entrepreneurship