GUIDED BY A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT to both secular and Jewish life, the Taube Philanthropies provide direct and indirect support to projects and institutions that advance the philosophies and vision of its founder, Tad Taube. Central to these are 1) the concepts and principles of a free, democratic society, including open economic enterprise, self-reliance, academic freedom of inquiry and limited government; and 2) programs that support Jewish heritage, survival and cultural celebration. Two separate grant-giving foundations constitute Taube Philanthropies.
The first, the Taube Family Foundation (TFF), has for nearly 30 years provided leadership for and underwritten significant educational, cultural and civic nonprofit organizations of wide variety and consequence. These have focused their services primarily in the San Francisco and Greater Bay Area communities.
The second, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture (TFJLC)*, was established in the year 2001 to 1) help ensure the survival of Jewish life and culture in the face of unprecedented global threat to the Jewish people, especially in Israel; 2) strengthen Jewish identity and sustain Jewish heritage in America in the face of assimilation; 3) celebrate current Jewish achievement in all aspects of human endeavor; and 4) work for the reform of Jewish institutions, which have often become disconnected from the people they serve.
Taube Philanthropies, while primarily focused on local programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, extend their support to Europe and Israel. Areas of concentration in this country and internationally include education and scholarship; cultural renewal and heritage preservation; the arts; public policy research; and institution building.