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 has approved a $3.25 million grant to Cleveland Public Library for capacity building and the creation of a Digital Innovation Center for adults and seniors at the Library’s Glenville Branch, the neighborhood the Mandel brothers once called home. The Mandel Foundation gift is…
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Supporting Foundation and United Way of Greater Cleveland announced a $10 million gift to the United Way of Greater Cleveland to create the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Fund in support of Northeast Ohio’s largest private sector funder of health and human services. The…
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation will give Cleveland Clinic a gift of $30 million that will have significant impact on leadership and innovation for years to come, as well as honor the legacy of Morton L. Mandel at the highest level of Cleveland Clinic leadership. The gift will…