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 Cleveland Zoological Society and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo proudly announce a $3 million gift from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Supporting Foundation to renovate the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s administration building and to enhance educational opportunities through the addition of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Auditorium. The new auditorium…
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation is pleased to announce it has become a new partner to the Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund (JCRIF) Aligned Grant Program as they begin their second round of grantmaking. By committing to make up to $5 million in grants in the next…
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…