Mission: The purpose of genspan foundation is to enrich and improve the quality of the lives of all community members by providing opportunities of all ages to participate in activities that sponsor lifelong learning and social enrichment.
Programs: In addition to completing two fundraisers, genspan foundation, through the apple program, provided volunteers in the classrooms in santa maria, orcutt and nipomo, working with students (kindergarten thru 6th grade). With the funds raised, genspan provided field trips for two classrooms for lunch & tickets to the p. C. P. A. Theater and to santa barbara for whale watching. Genspan was also involved in the mini rodeo for five thousand students providing volunteers and ten buses to help out the organization. The foundation also provided, through the story catchers program, senior volunteers to go into classrooms (grades 4-5) four times a year to be interviewed by the students as to how life and school was like when they were at the age of eleven and twelve. In addition, the foundation accomplished the production of dvd's of santa maria's first 100 years that are distributed to the elementary schools to provide them with the history of santa maria, ca.