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Righteous Persons Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-12

At A Glance

Righteous Persons Foundation

400 S. Beverly Dr., Ste. 420

Beverly Hills, CA United States 90212-4406

Telephone: (310) 314-8393


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $35,692

Total giving: $1,247,500





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Letter of Inquiry:


Established in 1994 in CA - Founded by Steven A. Spielberg, a film director, screenwriter and producer. Mr. Spielberg is co-owner of DreamWorks. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for "Schindler's List" and for "Saving Private Ryan." Among his box office record breaking films are "Jaws," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and "Jurassic Park." "Life" named him the most influential person of his generation and at the end of the twentieth century "Time" listed him as one of the "100 Most Important People of the Century."

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for Jewish arts and culture, Jewish youth, synagogue revitalization, intergroup relations and social justice.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

Historically, the foundation has made loans to cultural organizations.

Fields of Interest

  • Antidiscrimination
  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Judaism
International Interests
  • Israel
  • Middle East
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $35,692 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,641,000

Expenditures: $1,607,590

Total giving: $1,247,500

Qualifying distributions: $1,247,500