Tad Taube (second from left) in Poland, where his foundation supports a number of projects, including the Krakow Jewish Festival and the Polin Museum.
Tad Taube (second from left) at the Polin Museum.

Taube Philanthropies announces first round of 2017 grants

Taube Philanthropies has awarded its first major grants of 2017, with more than $2 million going to Jewish community organizations in the Bay Area, Israel and Poland.

The grants will help fund initiatives including Jewish peoplehood programming, academia and education, arts, culture and heritage programs.

American Friends of the Koret Israel Economic Development Funds was awarded $400,000. KIEDF is the largest private loan guarantor to small businesses in Israel.

Bay Area organizations that received grants are: S.F.-based Jewish Family and Children’s Services; S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation; Jewish Federation of the East Bay; Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley; JCCs in San Francisco, Berkeley, San Rafael, the Peninsula and Los Gatos; the Graduate Theological Union’s Center for Jewish Studies; Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco; and the Northern California Board of Rabbis.