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 communities within developing countries to improve their standards of living. The Trust funds 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 selected developing countries. It actively seeks to support:
- enterprise development, including support for smallholders, in value chains which support marginalised communities
- the improvement of vocational opportunities for marginalised communities, including targeted skills training
- more effective and sustainable management of markets in natural capital.