The Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation builds on the legacy of three-time Best Picture winner Saul Zaentz’s celebrated career as an independent media entrepreneur. True to Zaentz’s vision, the Foundation is dedicated to improving outcomes for poor and vulnerable minority children in the US.
The Foundation supports programs that assist the homeless, advance early childhood education, improve K-12 graduation rates, provide college scholarships, medical care, shelter and nutrition to the needy, as well as supporting programs to provide assistance for entry into employment opportunities.
The Foundation is deeply committed to creating standards of fairness and a level playing field for those living in poverty and adversity by supporting equal treatment through high quality early childhood learning and improving K-12 and college graduation rates. In this regard, the Foundation supports innovations in scientific teaching methods and best practices.
The United States is the last of 37 industrialized countries in terms of government financing of early childhood education.