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NEW YORK, April 11, 2023 Genesis Inspiration Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to connecting youth to the transformative power of the arts, today announced its plans to award $3 million in grants to organizations nationwide focused on providing art programming to children. This year also marks its 5th anniversary in its mission to improve educational outcomes by providing access to arts programs that engage and inspire children in under resourced communities.

“Genesis Inspiration Foundation believes that the arts can open doors, foster collaboration, and help youth achieve their fullest potential,” said John Guastaferro, executive director, Genesis Inspiration Foundation. “We are honored to be able to support organizations that share in our mission and firmly believe in a well-rounded education that includes the arts.”

Since its inception in 2018, Genesis Inspiration Foundation has awarded over $8 million in grants to expand youth arts at museums, schools, and community organizations nationwide. Funding for Genesis Inspiration Foundation is made possible by Genesis retailers and Genesis Motor America. 

“Creating more opportunities for children and introducing them to a new world of the possible is at the heart of Genesis Inspiration Foundation,” said Walter Dawson, board chair, Genesis Inspiration Foundation. “We are thrilled the Genesis Inspiration Foundation will reach even more youth with this year’s $3 million commitment and continue to improve their access to arts programs.” 

The full list of grant recipients will be announced later this year. 

Genesis Inspiration Foundation

Genesis Inspiration Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to connecting youth to the transformative power of the arts. Our mission is to improve educational outcomes by providing access to arts programs that engage and inspire children in under-resourced communities. Since its inception in 2018, the Genesis Inspiration Foundation has donated nearly $5 million to fund youth arts programming at museums, schools, and nonprofit art and cultural organizations nationwide. With the support of Genesis retailers and charitable donations, we are introducing children to a new world of the possible. To learn more about the Genesis Inspiration Foundation, visit genesisinspirationfoundation.org.

Genesis Motor North America

At Genesis, we put the customer at the center of every decision we make. Genesis is a global automotive brand that delivers the highest standards of performance, design, safety, and innovation while looking towards a more sustainable future. Genesis designs customer experiences that go beyond products, embodying audacious, forward-thinking, and distinctly Korean characteristics within its unique Athletic Elegance design identity. With a growing range of award-winning models — including the 2023 MotorTrend Car of the Year G90 along with G70, G80, GV60, GV70, and GV80 — Genesis aims to lead the age of electrification with battery EVs, starting with its Electrified G80, GV60, and Electrified GV70 models. Genesis has stated its commitment to becoming an all-electric vehicle brand by 2030 and to pursuing carbon neutrality by 2035.

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Jarred Pellat
Senior Manager, Public Relations & Communications
Genesis Motor North America
Mobile: 949-683-0637
Email: [email protected]

John Guastaferro
Executive Director, Genesis Inspiration Foundation
Mobile: 657-583-5514
Email: [email protected]

A Message From GENESIS

At Genesis, we celebrate that creative force in each child that will catapult their lives. It is central to the mission of Genesis CSR, because Genesis is born of a balance. Between the part of us that marvels at stunning technological achievements, and the sector in every heart that longs for graceful simplicity and tranquility. That balance lives deep in the soul of our company.

Driven by the belief that inspiration is the greatest luxury a luxury car company can deliver.

And that as long as humans express their deepest aspirations in paint and steel and stone and the human form itself, there will be children witnessing that expression whose hearts and minds and destinies will be redefined and reimagined forever.

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