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


Merage Foundations Partner with Project Helping and ELV to Bring Volunteer Service to Child Care Providers in Colorado

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Aug 19 2015

This year, a new volunteer program, known as MERAGEhelp, launched in Colorado. The MERAGEhelp program is a joint effort between the David and Laura Merage Foundation, Early Learning Ventures and Project Helping that provides volunteer support to child care providers.  The volunteers provide facility maintenance and make necessary upgrades, resulting in increased quality of care. This […]

Ceremony Held Inaugurating the Merage Family Journey Wall at Shmulik’s Library in Israel

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Jul 31 2015

On July 5, a ceremony was held in Israel at the Shmulik’s Library to unveil the newly installed Merage Family Journey Wall. The event was organized by the Mayor of the Ramat Hanegev Regional Council, Mr. Shmulik Rifman and the Council CEO, Mr. Eran Doron. The wall includes pictures and text depicting the story of […]