Making exemplary art and culture accessible to wider audiences

"Madness" (1941) is part of the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection now at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley.

Helping Underserved Youth

Taube Philanthropies has partnered with the foundations of the Golden State Warriors, the San Francisco 49ers, and the San Jose Sharks in programs serving over half a million youth to date.

Illuminating the SF Bay Area

The world's largest LED light sculpture, The Bay Lights, has become a permanent fixture of the California landscape.

Investing in Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland

The Jewish Cultural Festival in Krakow, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, draws 25,000 visitors annually.

Reconnecting Families with Their Histories

The Jewish Genealogy & Family Heritage Center in Warsaw helps Jews
worldwide explore their Polish roots.

Reclaiming 1,000 Years of Jewish Heritage

The new POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews opened to the world on October 28, 2014.

Supporting Jewish Peoplehood and Culture

A stunning replica of a 17th century synagogue is featured at the new
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Foundation Spotlight


Taube Philanthropies Makes $5 Million Gift to Tel Aviv Museum Devoted to Jewish Peoplehood

Taube Philanthropies Makes $5 Million Gift to Tel Aviv Museum Devoted to Jewish Peoplehood

Pivotal grant enables the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot to begin final phase of $100 million overhaul

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Irena Sendler Memorial Awards presented to Stefan Wilkanowicz and Bogdan Białek

Irena Sendler Memorial Awards presented to Stefan Wilkanowicz and Bogdan Białek

Taube Philanthropies honors Polish philosopher Stefan Wilkanowicz and psychologist Bogdan Białek for strengthening Polish-Jewish relations.

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California Dignitaries Recognize Lifetime of Humanitarian Service

California Dignitaries Recognize Lifetime of Humanitarian Service

Three California lawmakers have recognized Tad Taube for his lifetime of contributions to society through service and leadership.

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Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Opens Taube Family Center

Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Opens Taube Family Center

Combined Facilities Create Largest Ronald McDonald House in the World.

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Gazeta Spring 2017

Gazeta Spring 2017

We are pleased to present the Spring issue of Gazeta, co-produced by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture (TFJLC) and the American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies (AAPJS).

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Taube Philanthropies Announces $3 Million Gift to Stanford Medicine and Gladstone Institutes for Huntington’s Disease Research

Taube Philanthropies Announces $3 Million Gift to Stanford Medicine and Gladstone Institutes for Huntington’s Disease Research

Taube Philanthropies announced it will donate $3 million to support a collaboration between Stanford University School of Medicine and the Gladstone Institutes focused on research related to Huntington’s disease.

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Warriors Hoops for Kids Donates $500,000 to Bay Area Underserved Youth

Warriors Hoops for Kids Donates $500,000 to Bay Area Underserved Youth

The Warriors Community Foundation announced April 12 that the Hoops for Kids program has raised and will donate $500,000 to Bay Area organizations supporting at-risk youth for the 2016-17 season.

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UCB's Magnes acquires Arthur Szyk art collection, with Taube gift

UCB's Magnes acquires Arthur Szyk art collection, with Taube gift

Taube Philanthropies and UC Berkeley together announced UC Berkeley’s acquisition of the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection. The $10.1 million grant from Taube Philanthropies to The Magnes Collection, which made the acquisition of the extensive body of work possible.

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Jewish Family and Children’s Services to Honor Tad Taube with Lifetime Humanitarian Award

Jewish Family and Children's Services Honored Tad Taube with Lifetime Humanitarian Award

Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) presented Tad Taube with the Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award for Lifetime Achievement for the remarkable and lasting success of his philanthropic endeavors. The award was presented at the annual Fammy Awards Gala on April 1 at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco.

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Goals for Kids to donate $238,000+ to Bay Area underserved youth

Goals for Kids to donate $238,000+ to Bay Area underserved youth

At an official check presentation on April 4, 2017, the Sharks Foundation announced that in partnership with Taube Philanthropies, Koret Foundation and Swenson, Goals for Kids will donate more than $237,600 to organizations supporting Bay Area underserved youth.

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Expanded tour offerings, new website for Taube Jewish Heritage Tours

Expanded tour offerings, new website for Taube Jewish Heritage Tours

Taube Philanthropies is proud to announce the expansion of Taube Jewish Heritage Tours, the trusted, customized tour program that is redefining the way people explore and experience Poland.

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Taube Philanthropies Kicks Off 2017 With $2 Million+ in Grants to Jewish Community Organizations

Taube Philanthropies Kicks Off 2017 With $2 Million+ in Grants to Jewish Community Organizations

Taube Philanthropies today announced its first major grants of 2017 with impact grants to Jewish community organizations in the Bay Area, in Israel and in Poland, totaling over $2 Million.

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Touchdowns for Kids Program 2016-2017

Touchdowns for Kids Program 2016-2017

In the 2016-2017 season, the​ program​ raised a total of $241,000 to support six organizations. Since the program launched in 2011, Taube Philanthropies, 49ers Foundation, Koret Foundation, and others have donated nearly $2 million to Bay Area organizations that support local youth.

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Peoplehood Papers on Jewish Museums

Peoplehood Papers on Jewish Museums

In partnership with the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture is pleased to present The Peoplehood Papers #18, on "Jewish Peoplehood and Jewish Museums." In this collection of essays, inspired by the success of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Jewish museum professionals from Europe, Israel, and the United States discuss how museums have reimagined the purposes and possibilities of museum display and education in the 21st century.

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Tad Taube honored with 2016 Camera of David Award​

Tad Taube honored with 2016 Camera of David Award​

On November 21, the opening night of the 14th annual Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Tad Taube was honored with the 2016 Camera of David Award in recognition of his support of the revival of Jewish culture in Poland.

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Taube Foundation receives Krakow Patron of Culture Award

Taube Foundation receives Krakow Patron of Culture Award

We are honored that the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture has been awarded the 20th annual Krakow Patron of Culture Award, specifically the highest level of the award in the donor category, which is titled "Golden Donor Statue."

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  Taube Philanthropies Honors Polish Architect Maria Piechotkowa, A Pioneer of Synagogue Preservation

UC Theatre Officially Names its Taube Family Music Hall and Shana Penn Lobby

On September 22, the Taube Family Music Hall was named in honor of Bay Area philanthropist Tad Taube at a formal event and unveiling at The UC Theatre in Berkeley. Shana Penn, executive director of Taube Philanthropies, was also recognized with the naming of the Shana Penn Lobby. Youth jazz band Oakland Future Trio performed and plaques were unveiled as part of the celebration at the newly renovated and reopened Bay Area landmark music venue.

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  Taube Philanthropies Honors Polish Architect Maria Piechotkowa, A Pioneer of Synagogue Preservation

Taube Philanthropies Honors Polish Architect Maria Piechotkowa, A Pioneer of Synagogue Preservation

Polish architect Maria Piechotkowa, renowned Polish architect and author of several groundbreaking publications upholding the architectural memory of buildings destroyed in WWII, especially synagogues, was honored for her commitment to preserving Poland’s Jewish heritage, on September 16, at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

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Taube Family Campus Named at Groundbreaking of  Jerusalem Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Taube Family Campus Named at Groundbreaking of Jerusalem Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

The Taube Family Campus at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion was named during a groundbreaking ceremony honoring Tad Taube, founder and chairman of Taube Philanthropies. Taube Philanthropies’ $15 million grant, its largest grant ever to a Jewish organization, will enable the Reform Movement’s headquarters in Israel to update, enhance and beautify its Jerusalem campus as a vibrant academic, cultural and spiritual center welcoming the larger Israeli community and visitors from around the world.

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The Bay Lights Returns With Brilliant Permanence

The Bay Lights Returns With Brilliant Permanence

San Francisco (February 10, 2016)—Leo Villareal’s monumental work of public art, The Bay Lights, returned to the Bay Bridge as a permanent installation on January 30, 2016. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, philanthropist Tad Taube, ILLUMINATE founder Ben Davis, and artist Leo Villareal pushed the ceremonial button at 7:25 pm.

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Philanthropist Tad Taube Gives $6 Million Challenge Grant to Restore Notre Dame de Namur University’s Ralston Hall

Notre Dame de Namur University Exceeded the $6M Taube Challenge to Restore Historic Ralston Hall

Tad Taube, chair of the Campaign to Save Ralston Hall, announced during a recent celebration that Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) not only met – but exceeded – the $6M Taube Challenge to save Ralston Hall, a California and national historic landmark.

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Honorary Consul for
the Republic of Poland

In May 2007, the Republic of Poland appointed businessman and philanthropist Tad Taube, one of the Bay Area's distinguished civic leaders, to represent Poland as an Honorary Consul in northern California. Mr. Taube was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1931 and immigrated to the United States in the summer of 1939, just weeks before the outbreak of World War II. He has dedicated his life to efforts strengthening the civic and cultural life in both the United States and Poland and to building a close connection between the two.

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