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


The Sabrina Merage Foundation Helps Send Jewish Students in Cuba to Sunday School

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Apr 26 2016

JDC Entwine, The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s young adult engagement platform, facilitated a fundraising campaign to raise the funds to send Jewish students in Cuba to Sunday school. In total, the campaign raised more than $13,000, which included a matching grant of $5,000 from the Sabrina Merage Foundation. It costs $190 per year to […]

Jonathan Merage Foundation + Hawaii Nature Center

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Apr 14 2016

On a recent business trip to Maui, Jonathan Merage visited the Hawaii Nature Center (HNC), an educational non-profit that employs interactive, immersive experiences to foster understanding and stewardship of the Hawaiian Islands’ environment. Impressed by Hawaii Nature Center’s scientific and ecological programming, as well as their plans for enhancement, the Jonathan Merage Foundation team is […]