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


Jonathan Merage Foundation Featured via Inside Philanthropy

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Jul 05 2016

An articled titled A Young Donor’s Striking Niche: Tracking Severe Weather, published by Inside Philanthropy features Jonathan Merage’s philanthropic approach and focus on science and severe weather research and education. An excerpt from the article reads: “In an increasingly crowded philanthropic landscape, it’s often difficult for smaller donors to find a very specific but important niche […]

Merage Israel’s Tmura Program Provides Support to Iranian Immigrant Families with Teenagers Entering the IDF

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Jun 28 2016

Tmura is a community program which aims to expand and deepen the contribution of Iranian immigrants and their families to the state of Israel by committing to meaningful army service and or national service. The program guides individuals of Iranian originated families, both first and second generation, from their first army order through their enlistment […]