Our Mission


Dedicated to the principles of a democratic society, including open economic enterprise, self-reliance, freedom of inquiry, and limited government, Taube Philanthropies works to ensure that free citizens will have full opportunity for advancement of their goals and dreams. Taube Philanthropies supports programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, Poland, and Israel. Areas of concentration include education and scholarship, Jewish cultural renewal and heritage preservation, institution and community building, and public policy initiatives oriented to preserve American principles.

Taube Philanthropies consists of two separate grant-giving foundations:

The Taube Family Foundation (TFF) has been a leader for over thirty years in supporting diverse educational, cultural, and civic and communal organizations, as well as public policy initiatives, in the San Francisco and Greater Bay area community.

The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture (TFJLC), established in 2003, helps ensure the survival of Jewish cultural life in the face of unprecedented global threats to the Jewish people. The Foundation promotes Jewish Peoplehood in order to strengthen Jewish community and sustain Jewish heritage. The Foundation celebrates current Jewish achievement in all aspects of human endeavor and seeks to advance the reform of Jewish institutions, which have often become disconnected from the people they serve.

Our Philanthropic Philosophy: Collaborative Giving

Bringing donors together to collaborate can achieve a much greater impact than a single charitable entity may otherwise be able to accomplish. “Leveraging of impact through collaborative funding is what we strive to do,” says Tad Taube. Taube Philanthropies frequently collaborates with the Koret Foundation, which share similar values and missions. In addition, Taube Philanthropies partners with more than thirty donors and foundations to provide multiyear support to its Jewish Heritage initiative in Poland (JHIP).