Innovative Venture Philanthropy

  • We invest our human, financial, and intellectual capital to achieve unparalleled results
  • Our philanthropic investments are focused on social change and result in families and communities improving the quality and circumstances of their lives.

Thriving Communities

  • Strengthening communities for individuals to thrive and prosper
  • Supporting growth and services for all

Investing in Futures

  • Expanding access to high quality early care and education for all children
  • Supporting efforts to forge successful life outcomes through early education during the most critical years for brain development

Art & Culture

  • Investing in development projects that have deep-rooted impact in cultural education and expression.
  • Actively engaging diverse audiences to bring art access to all individuals

Supporting the Future of Israel

  • Honoring our family's legacy, heritage, and cultural beliefs by investing in community betterment globally
  • Exploiting the opportunities and untapped potential of the Negev region of Israel
The Equitas Project works to end our national practice of using the criminal justice system to manage mental health by activating community leaders, influencing public policy, and energizing grassroots.
Early Learning Ventures, is a groundbreaking endeavor engaging the public, private, and philanthropic sectors to address the operational challenges facing early care and education.
Merage Israel supports development in the Negev region of Israel through a series of entrepreneurial and business development projects, educational and cultural programs, infrastructure investments and tourism promotion.
Black Cube is a nomadic art museum that nurtures the self-sufficiency of artists and inspires people to discover and appreciate contemporary art beyond traditional white museum and gallery walls.

News & Media


EPIC Honors David’s Commitment to ECE

Nov 13 2018

Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC)  honored David Merage at their  2018 EPIC Business Leader’s Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement award for his commitment to Early Care and Education (ECE) and for establishing Early Learning Ventures (ELV) in 2009. David is a founding member of EPIC, and his philanthropic support through the David & Laura Merage Foundation helped create Early Learning Ventures. Early […]

Merage Foundations: A Heavy Heart

Oct 30 2018

The Merage Foundations are deeply saddened by the anti-Semitic attack that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue. We mourn those who were lost, feel compassion for those who were injured, and empathize with those who were witness to such horrific acts of hate. This unnecessary tragedy is an injury to the entire nation, and […]