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 Grant Supports City of Oakland's Program for Unsheltered Residents Vulnerable to COVID-19

Taube Grant Supports City of Oakland's Program for Unsheltered Residents Vulnerable to COVID-19

Mayor Libby Schaaf, Vice Mayor Larry Reid, and City Councilmember Loren Taylor joined with community and philanthropic leaders on May 5 to announce the opening of Operation HomeBase, a new COVID-19 isolation trailer program located on Hegenberger Road in East Oakland.

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Spring Gazeta 2020

Spring Gazeta 2020

A quarterly publication of the American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies and Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

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Taube Philanthropies names Dariusz Stola, Historian and Polin Museum Director (2014-2019), as 2020 Irena Sendler Memorial Award Recipient

Taube Philanthropies names Dariusz Stola, Historian and Polin Museum Director (2014-2019), as 2020 Irena Sendler Memorial Award Recipient

Acclaimed historian Dariusz Stola is being honored for his visionary leadership of POLIN Museum, a sophisticated and complex world-class public institution, whose overnight success had been lauded and honored throughout Prof. Stola's tenure, from March 2014 to February 2019.

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Stem-Cell Transplantation Grant to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Stem-Cell Transplantation Grant to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Taube Philanthropies recently announced 1:1 matching grant of $500,000 to support the work of Dr. Agnieska Czechowicz, one of the newest faculty members within the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Revolutionary work by Dr. Czechowicz promises to make life-saving stem-cell treatments safer and available to more children with cancer.

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Welcome New Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture Advisory Board Members

Welcome New Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture Advisory Board Members

The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture is pleased to announce four new members of our advisory board who join the current 20 members to carry out two important responsibilities: to counsel the Foundation and represent its mission in the community.

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Tad and Dianne Taube Gift $6 Million to Name SF Opera General Director Position

Tad and Dianne Taube Gift $6 Million to Name SF Opera General Director Position

As longtime patrons and Company sponsors of San Francisco Opera, the Taube family has generously supported more than a dozen mainstage productions and provided signature funding

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Exhibition of Political Art by WWII-Era Human Rights Advocate Arthur Szyk Opens at UC Berkeley Magnes Collection

Exhibition of Political Art by WWII-Era Human Rights Advocate Arthur Szyk Opens at UC Berkeley Magnes Collection

Arthur Szyk's compelling political cartoons placed Nazi genocide, tyranny and racism on the covers of America's most popular magazines during World War II. Today, his pioneering examples of graphic storytelling have renewed relevance as a new exhibition and University of California, Berkeley students bring Szyk's works to contemporary audiences.

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University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School of Music's Polish Music Center Receives Endowment Grant

University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School of Music's Polish Music Center Receives Endowment Grant

Tad and Dianne Taube have approved an endowment grant of $2,000,000 for the University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School of Music's Polish Music Center.

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Imperial War Museum to Establish New Holocaust Learning Center

Imperial War Museum to Establish New Holocaust Learning Center

Taube Philanthropies has announced that England's renowned Imperial War Museum will be receiving a grant of $1,292,600 to support the current development of the museum and the future operation of a Holocaust Learning Centre that will be established at the site adjacent to the Holocaust Galleries that are soon to be installed in London.

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Announces New Taube Family Doctoral Scholarship

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Announces New Taube Family Doctoral Scholarship

The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies has been awarded a grant by Taube Philanthropies toward the Taube Family Doctoral Student Scholarship Fund. Successful candidates will engage in research on any topic of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, making use of resources uniquely available in Oxford. The scholarship will cover course fees at the home/EU rate as well as their living expenses up to £12,000 per annum.

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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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