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


White House Summit on Early Education Launches Invest In Us Campaign

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Dec 15 2014

On Wednesday, December 10, David & Laura Merage along with the Merage Foundation’s Executive Director, Sue Renner, attended President Obama’s White House Summit on Early Education. The event brought together select individuals from a variety of sectors including philanthropic, business, education, advocacy, elected leaders, and stakeholders, who share a commitment to expanding access to high-quality […]

Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver Reaches Out to Teens

The Museum of Contemporary Art started hosting teen-specific programing in September, including the Failure Lab and open drop-in workshops.
Dec 11 2014

The David & Laura Merage Foundation is a proud supporter of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. In 2014, it provided funding to underwrite the admission fees for children and teens, making it free for them to attend. Since then, teen attendance has more than doubled and the museum has reworked its programming, offering more opportunities […]