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 Awards Celebrated Polish Musician Ola Bilińksa with Irena Sendler Memorial Award

Gazeta Summer 2018

We are pleased to present the Summer 2018 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 Awards Celebrated Polish Musician Ola Bilińksa with Irena Sendler Memorial Award

Taube Philanthropies Awards Celebrated Polish Musician Ola Bilińska with Irena Sendler Memorial Award

On June 28, 2018 at the 30th Jewish Culture Festival, San Francisco-based Taube Philanthropies executive director Shana Penn and director of the Taube Center-Warsaw Helise Lieberman presented the 2018 Irena Sendler Memorial Award to its second recipient of the year, Ola Bilińska, an acclaimed musical artist and researcher of Yiddish language and culture.

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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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American Hall of Fame Teacher to Receive Award From Polish Government and Taube Philanthropies

American Hall of Fame Teacher to Receive Award From Polish Government and Taube Philanthropies

On June 11, 2018, San Francisco-based Taube Philanthropies founder Tad Taube and Polish Culture Minister Piotr Tadeusz Gliński will present the 2018 Irena Sendler Memorial Award to Norman Conard, a renowned educator from Kansas who, together with his high school students, brought the untold story of Irena Sendler to public view.

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

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

Taube Philanthropies is proud to announce a $6.5 million challenge grant to generate support for a $26.3M renovation of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center, which will make the 124-year-old "Cradle of Champions" one of the best public tennis facilities in the U.S. The Board of Supervisors approved the project earlier this week.

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Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Honors Tad and Dianne Taube and Taube Philanthropies for Decades of Support

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Honors Tad and Dianne Taube and Taube Philanthropies for Decades of Support

The evening of May 15 marked the fifth Annual Benefit Gala at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) Los Angeles campus to celebrate their leadership and mark the 50th anniversary of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management.

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The Israeli Democracy Pavilion

The Israeli Democracy Pavilion By the Israel Democracy Institute in partnership with the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality

MK Yuli Edelstein, Speaker of the Knesset, Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, Yohanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute and Sean Taube of Taube Philanthropies inaugurated the Democracy Pavilion and signed the Declaration of Independence.

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Hoops for Kids Program Raises $450,000 For Bay Area Youth

Hoops for Kids Program Raises $450,000 For Bay Area Youth

The Warriors Community Foundation, in partnership with Taube Philanthropies, the Koret Foundation, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), raised nearly $450,000 for eight organizations via the Hoops for Kids program this season.

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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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Statement by Tad Taube, Chairman, Taube Philanthropies; Honorary Consul for the Republic of Poland in the San Francisco Bay Area

Statement by Tad Taube, Chairman, Taube Philanthropies; Honorary Consul for the Republic of Poland in the San Francisco Bay Area

I wish to address the recent Polish Government legislation that has created a firestorm across the globe. The current situation is most unfortunate because it stands in direct contrast with the Polish Government I have worked with for many years to foster a major rebirth of Jewish life in Poland.

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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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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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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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