Sharansky donates his $1 million Genesis Prize to alleviate coronavirus suffering, protect against future pandemicsSharansky donates his $1 million Genesis Prize to alleviate coronavirus suffering, protect against future pandemics

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JERUSALEM, May 3, 2020

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JERUSALEM, May 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) announced today the names of the 15 recipients of this year’s Genesis Prize grants. The majority of the funding for the grants came from the $1 million Genesis Prize, which was awarded to the legendary human rights activist Natan Sharansky last December. Sharansky chose to direct these funds to organizations fighting the coronavirus pandemic and supporting individuals most affected by it. 

2020 Genesis Prize Laureate Natan Sharansky.