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 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation announces three major grants for Cleveland’s Lakefront. The three grants, totaling nearly $24 million, look to connect Clevelanders, specifically the St. Clair Superior and Collinwood neighborhoods, to the Lakefront. “The grants awarded to Cleveland Metroparks, LAND studio and Western Reserve Land Conservancy will…
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation has awarded a $4 million challenge grant to Karamu House to support the remaining infrastructure and capital improvements to the campus in the Fairfax neighborhood of Cleveland. This investment will accelerate direct economic impact in the Fairfax neighborhood and will support Karamu’s ongoing…
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…