The Righteous Persons Foundation
Deeply moved by the experience of directing the film Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg decided to donate his portion of the film’s profits to help support a flourishing and meaningful Jewish community. To that end, he established the Righteous Persons Foundation (RPF), which has made more than $100 million in grants since 1994. As with his profits from Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg earmarked his profits from the film Munich to charity and designated $5 million over five years to establish a Fund for Coexistence.
Launched in 2006, the Fund supports co-existence efforts focused on the United States and the Middle East that leverage media and technology to help: humanize the “other” by lending insight into another’s experience; amplify the voices of those working towards common ground and understanding; and/or bring people of different backgrounds together around a shared purpose and over a sustained period of time.