Benefiting Employees & Community

 Genesco Employee Emergency Fund

The Genesco Employee Emergency Fund was established following the devastating Nashville, Tennessee, flood in 2010. The fund helps Genesco Inc. employees or eligible dependents who are experiencing economic hardship as a result of certain unforeseen and unpreventable circumstances and who are unable to afford housing, utilities and other basic living expenses. In 2017, the Employee Emergency Fund was expanded to include international applications for non-U.S. based employees. A full summary and application information can be found at

The Genesco Employee Emergency Fund Program Flyer (click here to download PDF)

Employee Matching Gifts Program

Genesco will match up to four donations per employee or director for a combined total of $1,000 each fiscal year to accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. Requests are subject to approval by Genesco and may be withheld with Genesco’s sole discretion.

Employee Scholarship Fund

Genesco’s endowed Employee Scholarship Fund assists employees of Genesco and their children, both full-time and part-time, in attending four-year colleges and universities. The selection process weighs merit and financial need with an emphasis on financial need. A history of extracurricular and civic participation is part of the selection criteria. Recipients are required to attend an accredited university or college. In 2017, an International Employee Scholarship was made available to non-U.S. based employees. Eligibility: Current employees or children of current employees of Genesco as of the application date, who will be enrolled as an undergraduate in an accredited institution for the following fall semester, are eligible to apply. The scholarship committee of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee serves as a third party organization overseeing the application and selection process. Applications for U.S. employees may be accessed at Applications for the International Employee Scholarship, for non-U.S. based employees, can be found at .

Genesco Employee Scholarship Flyer (click here to download PDF)

Genesco Marks 80th Anniversary with Community Gift

Genesco Inc. celebrated its 80th anniversary in August 2004 by making a commemorative contribution to the new Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  On behalf and in honor of all Genesco employees, the Company’s gift provided a new concert piano for the state-of-the-art symphony center, which opened in September 2006. The nine-foot Hamburg Steinway piano was purchased in Germany and is named for Genesco employees.

Genesco's "Helping People Get Back on Their Feet" Fund

Genesco's community endowment fund is designed to "Help People Get Back on Their Feet" and is administered through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. "There are so many people in our area who need a little help or assistance to get back on their feet. We want to give back to our community in a way that can reach a broad range of people in need," said Genesco officials. "Our goal is to help people get their lives back on track, whether it’s homeless families, disadvantaged children, or drug-addicted mothers."