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The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation of Cleveland Announces a Second Round of COVID Grants for Israel

Fourteen organizations and universities in Israel will receive funding to help them provide various types of emergency assistance and care for families and individuals

​The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, has approved a series of grants totaling $1,750,000 to be paid by the Mandel Foundation Special Fund in Israel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding continues the work started by the Foundation in the spring when grants totaling $5 million were made. 

A total of 14 organizations and universities will receive funding from this latest round of grants. They will focus on various types of emergency assistance and care for families and individuals. Grants will also be made to a number of universities to allow them to provide assistance to students in the field of the Humanities to help keep them enrolled.

Grant distribution will be coordinated through the Mandel Foundation in Israel to the following organizations:

  • The Jerusalem Foundation – $250,000 for emergency assistance to city residents in the areas of food for the unemployed, solutions for at-risk children and support of shelters for women and families
  • The Eilat Foundation – $200,000 for assistance to families that have lost income
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – $150,000 to assist students in the field of Humanities to prevent them from dropping out due to COVID-19 related issues
  • Tel Aviv University – $150,000 to assist students in the field of Humanities to prevent them from dropping out due to COVID-19 related issues
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – $150,000 to assist students in the field of Humanities to prevent them from dropping out due to COVID-19 related issues
  • The Yeruham Foundation – $150,000 to enable the Yeruham education system to hold classes and recruit additional teachers
  • A Home for Every Child – $150,000 for treatment and support for children who experience violence in the home
  • Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem – $100,000 to assist students in the field of Humanities to prevent them from dropping out due to COVID-19 related issues
  • ERAN Emotional First Aid by Telephone and Internet – $100,000 to provide emotional assistance to populations in need
  • Jordan River Village – $100,000 for an activity camp for children suffering from serious illness
  • Beit Noam – $100,000 to provide assistance to adults with special needs whose condition has worsened because of COVID-19
  • The Benji Hillman Foundation – $50,000 to lone soldiers who lack a family in Israel
  • Sapir College – $50,000 to assist students in the field of Humanities to prevent them from dropping out due to COVID-19 related issues
  • Crossroads Jerusalem – $50,000 to provide essential prevention and intervention programs for Anglo teens and young adults in Israel

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation was founded in 1953 and has been operating in Israel for the last 30 years. With its Israel headquarters in Jerusalem, the Foundation has invested more than NIS 1.5 billion in Israel to date. The Foundation has four units that conduct leadership programs in Israel: the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, the Mandel Leadership Institute, the Mandel Center for Leadership in the Negev, and the Mandel Center for Leadership in the North. The current donation, like the Foundation's many donations over the years, is an expression of the Mandel Foundation’s commitment to the welfare of Israeli society and to the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.

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