• “Tzedakah—giving to others—is the most powerful force in the world.” The Talmud

Our Vision

Based in San Francisco, the Koret Foundation supports institutions that contribute to a vibrant and distinctive Bay Area, now and in the future. We believe that a thriving community enhances the quality of life for all. With deep roots in the global Jewish community, we seek to foster connectivity and identity, extending our reach to include Israel and Poland.

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  • In the Spotlight

    Koret announces new leadership

    The Koret Foundation has announced that Dr. Michael Boskin and Dr. Anita Friedman have been elected as joint Presidents of the Board of Directors

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  • In the Spotlight

    Museum of the History of Polish Jews

    Two decades in the making, Warsaw’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews recently unveiled its eight-gallery exhibition, showcasing 1,000 years of Jewish life in Poland.

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  • In the Spotlight

    Touchdowns for Kids

    Every time the 49ers make a touchdown, field goal, interception or sack, Touchdowns for Kids makes a donation to improve the lives of at-risk Bay Area youth.

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News and Resources

With projects of interest to a growing national audience, Koret is expanding our traditional and digital media activities to become a source for information about a wide range of philanthropic subjects.

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November 15, 2013 — The Jewish Daily Forward
Tad Taube named to the Forward 50 in 2013

September 19,  2013 — J Weekly
More grant money for Jewish studies institute at Berkeley

 

From the Blog

An Open Letter to the Koret Foundation Community
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An Open Letter from Members of the Koret Foundation Board of Directors
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