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.



Investing in leaderof nonprofit organizations with the aim of improving their impact on civil society.  arrow-light

Fostering excellence in the management of nonprofit and public sector institutions.  arrow-light

Restoring the humanities as the foundation of human aspiration and human experience.  arrow-light

Helping successive generations of Jews to discover the beauty of the Jewish cultural and religious heritage and to build and sustain vibrant Jewish communities.  arrow-light

Supporting urban renewal and community development, as an expression of our commitment to just, inclusive, and democratic societies.  arrow-light

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.


Mandel Teacher Educator Institute Celebrates Its Seventh Graduating Class
Mandel Teacher Educator Institute Celebrates Its Seventh Graduating Class

The Mandel Teacher Educator Institute (MTEI) celebrated the graduation of its seventh cohort this past spring. A program of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, MTEI’s goal is to develop leaders – “teachers of teachers” - who can produce significant change in teaching and learning through planning and implementing improved…