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
Equitas ensures law enforcement and the justice system are fully informed, empowered and engaged to proactively address the needs of people with mental disorders and hidden brain challenges in the criminal justice system.
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.
The Merage Foundations are a consortium of grant-making and operating foundations representing three generations of David & Laura Merage’s family. Our philanthropic investments are focused on social change and result in children, families and communities improving the quality and circumstances of their lives.

News & Media


Colorado Public Radio Breaks News About New Non-profit, Black Cube

Cstell1
Jul 24 2015

Denver’s Black Cube Will Bring ‘Nomadic’ Art Exhibitions To Public Spaces By Corey H. Jones  In the art world, “White Cube” is a common term for a traditional museum or gallery space, referencing those perfectly bleached walls that hold the art. “There’s something intentionally sterile about that, something intentionally pure,” said Denver curator Cortney Lane Stell. “It really oscillates between a laboratory and […]

Announcing the Launch of Black Cube, A Nomadic Contemporary Art Museum

Logotype & Phrase
Jul 23 2015

We are proud to announce the launch of a new, nonprofit “nomadic contemporary art museum,” known as Black Cube. The goals of Black Cube are to 1) increase access to contemporary art and 2) artists’ career sustainability. Functioning without a permanent exhibition space, Black Cube is experienced primarily through site-specific pop-up art exhibitions and shops conceived by our artist fellows. Black Cube is an […]