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


Yitzchak Shavit High School Celebrates Six Year Anniversary

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Nov 14 2016

The Yitzchak Shavit High School in Sha’ar HaNegev opened in 2010 in the northwest region of the Negev. Thanks to the generous contributions from the Andre and Katherine Merage Foundation as well as many others, the school has flourished over the last six years. Currently, the high school campus consists of eight buildings serving more […]

Exchange Magazine Publishes Article By Sue Renner

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Nov 02 2016

Sue Renner, Executive Director of Merage Foundations, promotes shared service models for early childhood education as a way of increasing the quality of child care. This approach helps providers build a high-quality program while keeping costs affordable for families. In support of this approach, Sue states, “These models are centered on keeping child care programs […]