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 Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS), the center for Cleveland and Northeast Ohio history, is pleased to announce a project to renovate its Library in University Circle. A transformative gift of $3,000,000 from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation allows WRHS to continue the physical and cultural transformation of…
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation has contributed $500,000 towards Say Yes Cleveland support services. “We are extremely grateful to the Mandel Foundation for their generous support of Say Yes Cleveland’s support services,” said Diane Downing, executive director of Say Yes Cleveland. “While Say Yes Cleveland’s postsecondary scholarships often…
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation in Israel hosted a virtual memorial ceremony to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Morton L. Mandel, the Foundation’s co-founder, first Chairman, and former CEO. Participating in the ceremony were Steve Hoffman, Board Chair, and Jehuda Reinharz, President and CEO of…