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.
On October 10, 2018, the third Morton L. Mandel Award for Outstanding Chemistry Faculty was presented to Carlos Crespo-Hernández, associate professor of chemistry and co-director of the Center for Chemical Dynamics at Case Western Reserve University. Crespo-Hernández grew up in Puerto Rico and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from 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…
Morton L. Mandel, Chairman and CEO of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. The international family of Carnegie Institutions announced their selections on August 12. This year’s celebration is particularly significant and poignant because it commemorates…