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 David & Laura Merage Foundation Supports National Campaign to Boost Reading Proficiency for Children

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Jun 17 2015

The David & Laura Merage Foundation has joined a coalition coordinated by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to address three challenges to early reading proficiency – school readiness, attendance, and summer learning. The work will also emphasize supporting parents and addressing health issues that can impede early learning. Over the next three years, along with […]

Denver Post Covers RedLine’s 2015 Epic Gala

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May 13 2015

Irit Waldbaum honored at RedLine’s Epic Gala By Joanne Davidson The Denver Post When it comes to introducing an award recipient, it goes without saying that the job should be given to someone who knows that person well. Who else would share all those interesting factoids that might otherwise go unnoticed? Here’s what I mean: […]