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 of all citizens 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.
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation is pleased to announce it has provided a $3 million grant to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to increase access to the Museum and support the development of a new community space within the education wing. Starting January 23, 2022, the gift…
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Supporting Foundation is pleased to announce a $1.5 million gift to John Carroll University to establish an endowed chair in Jewish Studies in the Theology and Religious Studies Department. The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair in Jewish Studies is also supported by a…
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation has awarded a grant of $50 million to The Cleveland Orchestra. The gift, one of the most significant ever made to a major symphony orchestra, is the largest gift in the Orchestra’s 103-year history and the largest grant in the Mandel Foundation’s 68-year…