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


What’s Happening: ELV

Apr 18 2018

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding access to quality, affordable child care. ELV focuses its efforts on improving the quality of early child care programs offered at the nation’s center- and home-based child care facilities – 85% of which are small, independent businesses that lack infrastructure and resources to invest […]

What’s Happening: Equitas

Apr 04 2018

On March 28th and 29th, Equitas convened public defenders from across the nation to discuss best practices of diverting people who are in need of mental health services but often end up in the criminal justice system. There were over 80 people who attended the day and a half summit in Denver, Colorado with over 21 […]