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


2019 Irena Sendler Memorial Award Recipients

Taube Philanthropies Names Catholic Intellectual Zuzanna Radzik and Ethnographer Adam Bartosz as 2019 Irena Sendler Memorial Award Recipients

Taube Philanthropies has named a Catholic intellectual and an ethnographer as the recipients of the 2019 Irena Sendler Memorial Awards: Zuzanna Radzik is a public intellectual and activist being honored for her research, writing, teaching, and advocacy on issues such as Catholic-Jewish relations and Catholicism and feminism. For the last 15 years she has been a member of the executive board of the Forum for Dialogue, the largest and oldest Polish non-governmental organization fostering Polish-Jewish relations. Adam Bartosz is an ethnographer and museologist who founded, 30 years ago, the Committee for Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Tarnów. From 1980-2012, he was the director of the District Museum in Tarnów and organized, in 1982, the first postwar war exhibition dedicated to Jews outside of the Jewish Historical Institute.

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Taube Philanthropies Challenge Grant Will Help Make Golden Gate Tennis Center Renovations a Reality

Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Breaks Ground with Taube Challenge Grant

Tennis enthusiasts of all ages gathered on April 17 with City officials, the Tennis Coalition of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance to celebrate a new era for public tennis in San Francisco with the groundbreaking of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center renovation.

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Tad and Dianne Taube Commit $5 Million for Mental Health Programs at El Camino Hospital

Tad and Dianne Taube Commit $5 Million for Mental Health Programs at El Camino Hospital

El Camino Hospital Foundation today announced that Tad and Dianne Taube and Mary and Doug Scrivner have committed $10 million to benefit mental health and addiction services at El Camino Hospital. These donations are some of the largest single gifts ever made to the El Camino Hospital Foundation.

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Spring 2019 Gazeta

Spring Gazeta

We are pleased to present the Spring 2019 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 Stanford Concussion Collaborative’s “CrashCourse Football” Initiative Publicly Announced at Stanford-USC Football Game

Taube Stanford Concussion Collaborative’s “CrashCourse Football” Initiative Publicly Announced at Stanford-USC Football Game

Taube Philanthropies’ grant of $5 million to the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and TeachAids (together forming the “Collaborative”) has supported the online education initiative “CrashCourseFootball,” correcting misconceptions about concussions, increasing concussion reporting, and gathering clinical data.

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Hoops for Kids Program Raises $543,500 for Bay Area Youth

Hoops for Kids Program Raises $543,500 for Bay Area Youth

The Warriors Community Foundation, in partnership with Taube Philanthropies, the Koret Foundation, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Has so far raised $543,500 for eight organizations via the Hoops for Kids program this season.

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Goals for Kids Program Raises $289,000 for Bay Area Youth

Goals for Kids Program Raises $289,000 for Bay Area Youth

We recently had the privilege of attending the Sharks Foundation Goals for Kids Celebration, where they were honoring their sponsors. Through the Goals for Kids program 2018-2019, for each San Jose Sharks goal scored during the season, $1,000 was given to local organizations dedicated to supporting underserved youth and families in the Bay Area.

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Touchdowns for Kids Program Raises $139,000 for Bay Area Youth

Touchdowns for Kids Program Raises $139,000 for Bay Area Youth

In 2018-19, on-field achievements resulted in $139,000 in contributions to the Touchdowns for Kids Program. As in every season since 2011 when the program began, each touchdown, field goal, interception, or sack, produced much needed funding toward improving the lives of local youth in need via the Taube Philanthropies and Koret Foundation 49ers Touchdowns for Kids Program.

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Taube Philanthropies has pledged $2 million to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans

The National WWII Museum Receives Grant to Establish Holocaust Education Program

The recent development of the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program was established through a generous $2 million pledge from Taube Philanthropies. The initiative strives to share the important story of the Holocaust and its ties to American history, including the US Army's liberation of Nazi concentration camps, the Jewish American families who lost loved ones at the hands of Nazi Germany, and the survivors who relocated and rebuilt their lives in America. The gift supports free public programming presented annually on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as well as distance-learning programs that will help students across the country explore individual and collective responsibility in the Holocaust.

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Top Polish University Awards U.S. Philanthropist Tad Taube With Honorary Doctorate

Top Polish University Awards U.S. Philanthropist Tad Taube With Honorary Doctorate

Tad Taube, founder of Taube Philanthropies, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Jagiellonian University in Kraków for his work rebuilding Jewish life and culture throughout Poland.

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TAUBE PHILANTHROPIES FOUNDATION REPORT 2016-2018

Taube Philanthropies Foundation Report 2016-2018

Through collaborative philanthropy and partnerships, we are able to focus resources to achieve greater reach and to grow faster and more effective change. Never has collaboration been more important than over these past several years.

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Tad and Dianne Taube Gift $14.5 Million to Launch Youth Addiction and Children’s Concussion Initiatives

Tad and Dianne Taube Gift $14.5 Million to Launch Youth Addiction and Children’s Concussion Initiatives

Tad and Dianne Taube of Taube Philanthropies have made two gifts totaling $14.5 million to Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to address addiction and concussions—two of the most significant issues affecting the health and well-being of children and adolescents.

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Taube Philanthropies Grants $750,000 to Buck Institute for Huntington's Disease Research

Taube Philanthropies Grants $750,000 to Buck Institute for Huntington's Disease Research

Taube Philanthropies, one of the Bay Area’s foremost charitable organizations, has granted $750,000 to the Buck Institute for Research on Aging to support work performed by Dr. Lisa Ellerby in collaboration with the Taube Neurodegenerative Disease Stem Cell Initiative – a research consortium that is working on Huntington’s disease.

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Honorary Consul of
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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Poland's Flag Proudly Raised at San Francisco City Hall

In honor of the 228th anniversary of Poland's Constitution Day, and the 10th anniversary of the Krakow-San Francisco Sister Cities relationship, an official ceremony took place at San Francisco's City Hall on Friday, May 3. Chief of Protocol Charlotte Shultz welcomed Tad Taube, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in the San Francisco Bay Area, who raised the red and white Polish flag from the Mayor's second-floor balcony to the applause of small crowd of invited guests..

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