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


ELV Honors Kids’ Castle

May 24 2017

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) is proud to announce that one of their partner sites, Kids’ Castle Child Care, received a Level 5 rating from Colorado Shines last week. With Level 5 being the highest rating that Colorado Shines gives child care centers, this is quite an accomplishment. Colorado Shines Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) […]

Black Cube Represents Colorado in Venice

May 18 2017

Black Cube is currently exhibiting works from two of this year’s Artist Fellows, Laura Shill and Joel Swanson, at a satellite exhibition during the the 57th Venice Biennale. The exhibition opened on May 13th off of the Grand Canal at the Palazzo Bembo and will remain open to the public until the exhibition closes on […]