Genesis Prize Foundation

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1540 Broadway
40th floor
New York
United States

About Us

The Genesis Prize seeks to recognize individuals who have attained excellence and international renown in their chosen professional fields, and whose actions, in addition to their achievements, embody the character of the Jewish people through commitment to Jewish values, the Jewish community and/or to the State of Israel. Beyond demonstrated qualities of achievement and commitment, the Genesis Prize, in keeping with the Jewish values for which it stands, serves to recognize the laureate’s contribution to the betterment of humankind.

The Prize, in the amount of $1 million, is endowed by the Genesis Philanthropy Group and awarded annually by the Prime Minister of Israel to a single individual. Through the three co-founders, the Office of the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, the Genesis Philanthropy Group, and the Office of the Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and a worldwide nomination process, the goal of the Genesis Prize is to inspire unity throughout the global Jewish community.