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 Continues Partnership with the University of Hawaii

Aug 14 2017

The Jonathan Merage Foundation and the University of Hawaii’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology are expanding their existing partnership to include a new three-year project. This project aims at improving severe weather forecasting and warning lead-times for thunderstorms that occur over northeastern Colorado, also known as the Front Range. The existing partnership […]

Sabrina Merage Naim Featured in Women 2.0

Aug 01 2017

Sabrina Merage Naim was featured in popular women’s magazine Women 2.0 last month. Sabrina shares her interest in venture capital through her company Echo Capital Group, and provides readers with a better understanding of her philanthropic ventures through the Sabrina Merage Foundation. Below, Sam Joseph inquires about Sabrina’s philanthropy: “Why did you start the Sabrina […]