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 Partnered with Hawaii Nature Center for Solar Panel Installation

Dec 27 2016

In April, Jonathan Merage visited the Hawaii Nature Center (HNC) for the first time and discovered the wonderful work they were doing with Hawaiian residents to foster a greater understanding and responsibility to the islands’ environment. Since the initial visit, the Jonathan Merage Foundation has collaborated with HNC Executive Director Jeeyun Lee and Hawaii Pacific […]

The Wings Program Ventures to the U.S.

Dec 15 2016

Just over a month ago, Adi Boblil, Executive Director of the Merage Foundation Israel, and Sarah Drill Fainshtain, Resource Development Coordinator, accompanied two Lone Immigrant Soldiers on their first development trip to the United States. Maria Kol Yaakov, originally from Kazakhstan, and Tony Raichler from Venezuela, ventured to the states in early November to share […]