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


2017 in Review

Dec 29 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, the Merage Foundations is pleased to highlight the successes that Black Cube, ELV, and Equitas have had on a local, national, and even international scale. Black Cube, a contemporary nomadic art museum focused on increasing access to the arts for the public and sustaining artists’ careers, took their reach […]

Black Cube’s Drive-In: Car Culture

Dec 18 2017

Building off the first exhibition Drive-In: Personal Spaces, the second installation Drive-In: Car Culture, included the works of 12 Colorado artists exhibiting at a warehouse in Englewood. The concept behind these Black Cube exhibitions outlines the dichotomy of individuality and freedom that cars can provide while also incurring restrictions and limitations. Cortney Lane Stell, Chief Curator […]