Our mission is to contribute to the flourishing of the United States and Israel as just, inclusive, compassionate and democratic 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 engagement.
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.
On Tuesday, June 5, the Cleveland Zoological Society and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo hosted a dedication ceremony of the new Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Welcome Pavilion at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The Mandel Pavilion raises awareness of the Zoo’s longstanding commitment to securing a future for species in the wild, and…
The Morton and Barbara Mandel Foundation is making a grant of up to $4.8 million towards a new recreation facility in Palm Beach, Florida, to be called the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center. The grant is a matching grant with the Palm Beach Friends of Recreation organization and the…
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation has donated $1 million to establish the Morton L. Mandel Chair for Urologic Cancer Research at Cleveland Clinic. The gift was matched directly by Cleveland Clinic to endow a chair that will support innovative work in the newly formed Cleveland Clinic Center for…