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 Jonathan Merage Foundation Partners with the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Oct 17 2017

The Jonathan Merage Foundation proudly sponsored the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The event took place in Denver from October 5th-15th and featured the housing designs of 11 collegiate teams. The sponsorship supported the collegiate teams who participated in the housing competition, challenging each DOE Solar Decathlon team to design and build a full-sized, […]

What’s Happening: Black Cube

Oct 12 2017

A group of this year’s Black Cube Artist Fellows, the Institute for New Feeling (IfNf), completed an interesting yet thought-provoking project called Avalanche. The artist collective, formed by Scott Andrew, Agnes Bolt, and Nina Sarnelle, explored the myths of “enhanced” bottled water. The performance, which took place at the Denver Wastewater Building, was a pyramid […]