- Sept. 10, 2020
-- The Berkeley FILM Foundation is honored to announce a new endowment from the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation (SZCF) in support of independent films that tackle the important issue of early childhood education in the Bay Area. With a matching grant from the Nancy P. and Richard K. Robbins Family Foundation, the Berkeley FILM Foundation was able to award two $50,000 grants to two special films that actively confront the status quo of limited access to childhood education. The Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation exists to continue the important work by Saul Zaentz who believed deeply that poverty should not be a barrier to receiving high quality education early in life.
"Even before we founded the Berkeley FILM Foundation, Saul Zaentz and the Saul Zaentz Company were aligned in strongly supporting all education goals, from early education to high school education, for the region where our respective companies were privileged to grow," says Rich Robbins. "We are gratified to continue to support Saul's legacy and the important discussion that the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation has elevated around early childhood education," he adds. "It is an honor to partner with his Foundation for such an imperative cause as promoting and improving Early Childhood Education through film. "
The Berkeley FILM Foundation is proud to be the conduit for this partnership between this charitable institution and these local filmmakers.
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