Hearst Foundations Announce Grant to Genesys Works

September 27, 2022


Funding will support the organization’s national program to prepare high school students for college and careers

San Francisco, CA – September 27, 2022 –  The Hearst Foundations’ executive director Paul “Dino” Dinovitz announced this week that Genesys Works will receive a $150,000 grant to support the organization’s college and career readiness program. Genesys Works prepares high school seniors for college and career through a 1200-hour program that includes summer training, a year-long paid internship, and intensive college & career counseling. 

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation and The Hearst Foundation Inc. are independent private philanthropies established in the 1940s by William Randolph Hearst, founder of the Hearst Corporation, which owns the Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle as well as other media outlets nationwide. The two foundations act as a unified national philanthropic resource for nonprofit organizations and institutions working in the fields of education, health, culture and social service. The two foundations give the grants together.

The Hearst Foundations have awarded more than 21,500 grants to nearly 6,000 organizations since their founding. Last year, the Hearst Foundations gave 429 grants worth a total of $104 million to 125 organizations. Of that total, $55.5 million was in COVID-19-related grants, officials said.

About Genesys Works

Genesys Works provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities. Our program consists of 8 weeks of technical and professional skills training, paid year-long corporate internships, college and career coaching, and long-term alumni support to move individuals out of economic inequality and into professional careers. Founded in 2002, Genesys Works now serves thousands of students annually in Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington’s National Capital Region, and New York City. To learn more, visit genesysworks.org. 

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