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.


Cleveland Clinic Receives $3 Million Donation From The Jack, Joseph And Morton Mandel Foundation To Support Preventive Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Receives $3 Million Donation from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation to Support Preventive Medicine

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation has donated $3 million to Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Preventive Medicine. Funds will support projects and programs to better understand and advance personal wellness in areas including applied clinical genetics, cardiovascular disease prevention and cognitive disease prevention. In recognition of this generous donation,…


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The Mandel Institute For Nonprofit Leadership Announces New Executive Leadership Program
The Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership Announces New Executive Leadership Program

In October, the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership, a project of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, will announce the inaugural cohort of its Executive Leadership Program. More than 100 senior Jewish community center and Jewish federation professionals were nominated for the program, from which 18 will be selected…