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.

Fostering Innovation in Jewish Institutions

The Taube Koret Campus in Palo Alto combines a world-class JCC with Jewish
senior living in an intergenerational destination.

Reconnecting Families with Their Histories

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

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.

Protecting the Natural World

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
promotes exploration and education.

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.

Foundation Spotlight


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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Sharks Foundation, Taube Philanthropies, Koret Foundation, And Swenson Announce Third Season Of The Goals For Kids Program

Sharks Foundation, Taube Philanthropies, Koret Foundation, and Swenson Announce Third Season of The Goals For Kids Program

The Sharks Foundation announced on 10/11/16 that it will partner with Taube Philanthropies and the Koret Foundation for the third season of the Goals for Kids Program. In addition, SWENSON has joined in support of the program and will become a funding partner. For every goal scored by the San Jose Sharks during the 2016-17 season, crucial funds will be donated to programs in the Bay Area dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in the community.

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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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Touchdowns for Kids begins 6th Season

Touchdowns for Kids begins 6th Season

Now in its sixth year, the Touchdowns for Kids program provides another reason to celebrate the 49ers on-field success in 2016. With each touchdown, field goal, interception or sack, funding will be directed to organizations dedicated to improving the lives of Bay Area youth.

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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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Taube Philanthropies pledges $3 million to Ronald McDonald House

Taube Philanthropies pledges $3 million to Ronald McDonald House

Tad Taube and Taube Philanthropies announce a new matching grant of $3 million towards the expansion of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Of the total amount, $1 million is a 1:2 matching grant; once the match is made, Taube will give an additional $2 million, thereby generating a total $5 million for Ronald McDonald House's "Hope is Growing Campaign."

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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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