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.


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The Jack, Joseph And Morton Mandel Foundation Awards $3.6 Million To Cleveland State University
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation Awards $3.6 Million to Cleveland State University

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation and the Mandel Supporting Foundations have awarded a $3.6 million gift to Cleveland State University to create the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Honors College. The gift will fund merit scholarships and create the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair in Humanities, an…