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
Investing in leaders of educational, nonprofit and public sector institutions with the aim of deepening their impact on the larger society.
Helping successive generations discover the meaning and significance of Judaism and Jewish culture, and contributing to the vibrancy of Jewish communities.
Supporting neighborhood and community development, as an expression of our commitment to just, inclusive and democratic societies.
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.
Among Case Western Reserve University’s most transformative and generous supporters, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation has been named the recipient of the 2023 President’s Award for Visionary Achievement. The annual award honors those who have made a profound, positive and lasting impact on the mission of the University.…
The Mandel Foundation is pleased to welcome a new member to the Board of Trustees, Dr. Nachman Shai. He most recently served as the Minister of Diaspora Affairs in Israel. In this role, he was entrusted with fostering the connection between world Jewry and the State of Israel. For more…
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Supporting Foundation has gifted $12.75 million to Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School (Mandel JDS) to complete the final phase of the school’s capital campaign. This significant gift coupled with additional funds the school will raise over the next year will transform what was originally a…