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


Jewish Journal Publishes Article on Moishe House Authored by Sabrina Merage

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Nov 17 2014

Sabrina Merage, founder of the Sabrina Merage Foundation, authored an opinion piece, published in Jewish Journal online, that details the significance of Moishe House from her perspective – one of both a young, Jewish individual and that of a partner and investor in the organization. An excerpt from the article: “This is why when I was finally introduced to Moishe […]

Jonathan Merage Foundation Featured in Denver Botanic Gardens Member Magazine

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Sep 22 2014

The Jonathan Merage Foundation is featured as the Donor Spotlight in the Denver Botanic Gardens’ fall edition of their member magazine, known as Inside the Gardens. In the spotlight, the Denver Botanic Gardens recognizes the Jonathan Merage Foundation’s $100,000 donation that funded the installation of photovoltaic panels on the Science Pyramid, which opened in September. […]