The Trust was established in 2012 and is funded by contributions from Genesis.
Charity Commission No. 1148643.
The Genesis Charitable Trust ("the Trust") provides grants for public benefit to help individuals and communities within developing countries to improve their standards of living. The Trust has broad objectives and an interest in projects that provide sustainable, long-term income generation and self-sufficiency, especially those making a demonstrable positive impact on marginalised communities currently beyond the reach of traditional government or market-based solutions.
The Trust takes sustainable income to mean “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
The Trust prioritises income-generating projects in developing countries. It actively seeks to support:
- entrepreneurial initiatives
- targeted improvement of economic opportunities
- improvements to the efficiency of markets and the ease of doing business