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


Black Cube: From Denver to Venice

Mar 21 2017

Black Cube will be having its very first international exhibit at the Venice Biennale in May. In partnership with the GAA Foundation, a Dutch nonprofit organization, Black Cube will produce an exhibition titled Personal Structures. This satellite exhibition that coincides with the opening of the 57th Venice Biennale will be in the Palazzo Bembo, along […]

Equitas Hosting Mid-Atlantic Course Corrections

Mar 20 2017

  On March 22 and 23, Equitas will be hosting Course Corrections: Mid-Atlantic Summit on Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice. The summit will take place in Washington, D.C. at the Offices of the National Association of Counties. This two-day event will bring together close to 100 experts, advocates, and stakeholders from the behavioral health and […]