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


Dianne and Tad Taube Receive San Francisco Opera Guild's Highest Patron Honor

Dianne and Tad Taube Receive San Francisco Opera Guild's Highest Patron Honor

San Francisco Opera Guild honored opera patrons and Bay Area philanthropists Dianne and Tad Taube at the fifth annual An Evening on the Stage, a formal gala dinner set on the stage of the War Memorial Opera House. Special to the night was the presentation of the Crescendo Award for excellence to the Taubes by San Francisco Opera Guild President Jane Mudge.

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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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Jewish Family and Children’s Services Receives $250,000 Grant from Taube Philanthropies for North Bay Wildfire Relief

Jewish Family and Children's Services Receives $250,000 Grant from Taube Philanthropies for North Bay Wildfire Relief

Taube Philanthropies, one of the Bay Area's foremost charitable organizations, has granted $250,000 to Jewish Family and Children's Services in support of its emergency aid to victims of the North Bay wildfires. The financial support is making it possible for JFCS to render short-term humanitarian assistance – including food, clothing and housing – as well as longer-term support to help fire victims recover and rebuild their lives.

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Tad Taube Named 2017 San Mateo County History Maker

Taube Philanthropies Recognizes Local JCCs with $5 Million in Capital Grants

Matching grants from Taube Philanthropies will support capital campaigns for five JCCs

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Tad Taube Named 2017 San Mateo County History Maker

Tad Taube Named 2017 San Mateo County History Maker

On September 13, the San Mateo County Historical Association (SMCHA) honored Tad Taube as the 2017 San Mateo County History Maker. A long-time resident of the county, Taube was recognized for his countless philanthropic contributions to the Bay Area and beyond.

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Taube Philanthropies Makes $1 Million Emergency Challenge Grant  Toward Hurricane Harvey Relief

Taube Philanthropies Makes $1 Million Emergency Challenge Grant Toward Hurricane Harvey Relief

All Hands Volunteers to use funds toward emergency and rebuilding efforts, including managing volunteer center.

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Taube Philanthropies Pledges $1.3 Million to Stanford Chabad

Taube Philanthropies Pledges $1.3 Million to Stanford Chabad

Taube Philanthropies has pledged $1.3 million to Stanford Chabad for the construction of a new Stanford Jewish Center near the Stanford University campus, to be named Taube Chabad House.

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Gazeta Summer 2017

Gazeta Summer 2017

We are pleased to present the Summer 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 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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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 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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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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