|The Genesis Prize|
|Awarded for||Outstanding achievement by 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.|
The Genesis Prize (Hebrew: פרס בראשית) was founded in 2012 as a USD$1 million award given annually to Jewish people who have attained recognition and excellence in their fields. The prize was founded with the objective of inspiring and developing a sense of pride and belonging among young unaffiliated Jews throughout the world.
Michael R. Bloomberg was chosen as the first Laureate. Bloomberg donated his award to a subsequent competition, the Genesis Generation Challenge, to fund young adults’ ideas to solve major problems.  Nine projects were selected from submissions: Building Up, eNable 3D Printed Prosthetics, Friends of the Arava Institute, LAVAN, Prize4Life, Sanergy, Sesame, Spark, and the Vera Fellowship Program.
In 2015, Michael Douglas became the second Genesis Prize Laureate. Douglas' award led to a program called "Avenues to Jewish Engagement for Intermarried Couples and their families," which dispersed $3.3 million in grants to organizations promoting the engagement of intermarried families in Jewish life. A second set of grants were disbursed in 2016.
Itzhak Perlman received the third annual Genesis Prize, which was doubled by a donation from Roman Abramovich to $2 million.  Perlman re-gifted the funds to fund grant programs for to support initiatives for people with disabilities in North America and in Israel, and for arts and culture.
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