Reconnecting Families with Their Histories

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

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.

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.

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.

Protecting the Natural World

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

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.

Foundation Spotlight


Prof. Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska receives 2016 Irena Sendler Memorial Award during the Jewish Culture Festival, Krakow

Prof. Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska receives 2016 Irena Sendler Memorial Award during the Jewish Culture Festival, Krakow

The 2016 Irena Sendler Memorial award was presented to Prof. dr hab. Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska on July 1st, during the Jewish Culture Festival in Kraków. Co-awardee Maria Piechotka will receive the Irena Sendler Award in Warsaw in the Fall 2016.

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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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Goals for Kids Season Finishes Strong

Goals for Kids Season Finishes Strong

This year, the San Jose Sharks saw the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history and brought in an extraordinary $316,000 through the Goals for Kids Program.

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Tad Taube and POLIN Museum recognized in Almanac of American Philanthropy

Tad Taube and POLIN Museum recognized in Almanac of American Philanthropy

Taube Philanthropies is pleased to congratulate our chairman, Tad Taube, on being listed as one of the 149 prominent U.S. living donors in Philanthropy Roundtable's recently published The Almanac of American Philanthropy.

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Hon. Consul Tad Taube Receives Poland's Highest Foreign Civilian Honor

Hon. Consul Tad Taube Receives Poland's Highest Foreign Civilian Honor

On May 2, 2016, in honor of Poland's National Constitution Day, Poland's Consul General Mariusz Brymora, Hon. Consul Tad Taube, Hon. Consul Christopher Kerosky and San Francisco Mayor's Chief of Staff, Steve Kawa, raised the Polish flag at San Francisco City Hall.

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Hoops For Kids Program Donates over $530,000 for Underserved Youth in the Bay Area

Hoops For Kids Program Donates over $530,000 for Underserved Youth
in the Bay Area

The Warriors Community Foundation, in partnership with the Taube Family Foundation, Koret Foundation, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, this season continued the Hoops for Kids program, where Warriors achievements on the court support underserved youth in the Bay Area.

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Polish Jewish history museum named European Museum of the Year

Polish Jewish history museum named European Museum of the Year

POLIN Museum in Warsaw a major philanthropic project of Taube Philanthropies

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University of Wroclaw's Department of Jewish Studies Receives Capital Grant from Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

University of Wroclaw's Department of Jewish Studies Receives Capital Grant from Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture has awarded the University of Wroclaw’s Department of Jewish Studies (DJS) a grant of $100,000.00, to be distributed over two years. The grant will support the renovation of the Department of Jewish Studies’ new location in Wroclaw’s historical center

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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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Philanthropist Tad Taube Leads Support for Reopening of the Historic UC Theatre, a New Concert Hall Serving the Bay Area

Tad Taube Leads Support for Reopening of the Historic UC Theatre, a New Concert Hall Serving the Bay Area

This fall, a historic Bay Area landmark will be reborn when The UC Theatre in Berkeley opens with a new identity. Originally opened in 1917 as a first-run movie theater, and among the oldest and most historically significant theaters in Berkeley, the City of Berkeley landmark is being transformed by the nonprofit Berkeley Music Group into a live music venue with a focus on youth education programs.

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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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