About The Mayerson Foundation

We have formed two foundations that work together to help us serve the community:

  • Our grant-making foundation, The Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation, invests in highly effective and efficient organizations positioned within their field to make a significant impact on the issues they address.
  • Our operating foundation aims to generate and implement innovative approaches to important issues in our areas of interest for the purpose of contributing new knowledge and filling important unmet needs.


The mission of The Mayerson Foundation is to invest, not only financial resources but human resources as well, in efforts that are effective, broad-reaching, and that are driven by people with a passion for making a significant difference in the areas of interest to the Trustees. The Trustees seek to play a strategic and catalytic role: a) in the development of new programs, b) in the expansion of existing programs with demonstrated effectiveness, and c) in building the capacity of organizations that implement those programs.



The Foundation actively participates with others who are dedicated to creating communities that are just, caring and respectful – communities in which all people have opportunities to reach their highest aspirations.

We have a deep commitment to Jewish Continuity and building Jewish Community by creating opportunities for Jewish people to become connected to Jewish life, the Jewish Community, and their spirituality.  We are also dedicated to supporting the inclusion of people with disabilities; addressing social justice and equality issues; encouraging civic engagement; and, nurturing the development of positive character strengths and well-being.