Our mission is to contribute to the flourishing of the United States and Israel as just, inclusive and compassionate societies, and to improve the quality of life in both countries.
The Mandel Foundation is an operating foundation. We support leadership educational programs at our own institutions and with select universities and organizations.
Our philanthropic work is devoted to these areas of engagement: leadership development, management of nonprofits, humanities, Jewish life, and urban renewal.
AREAS OF ENGAGEMENT
The Foundation thinks of the world as having a huge number of candles and only a small fraction are lit. Powerful ideas, driven by outstanding people can light more candles and help illuminate the world.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has received its largest single donation since its founding in 1780. The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation, based in Cleveland, Ohio, has donated $5.6 million to establish the Morton L. Mandel Program for Civic Discourse and Membership Engagement. The endowment will strengthen…
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation and the Mandel Supporting Foundations have awarded a $10 million gift to the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Foundation to establish the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center. The donation – the largest ever received by the College – will create a center…
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation and the Mandel Supporting Foundations have awarded a $3.6 million gift to Cleveland State University to create the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Honors College. The gift will fund merit scholarships and create the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair in Humanities, an…