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 Highlights Provider of the Month

Apr 14 2017

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) actively engages over 1,000 early childhood educators across the nation who utilize their Resource Platform. However of this larger number, ELV works closely with 32 sites around Colorado through an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership. Each month, ELV recognizes one of these partners that has gone above and beyond to provide […]

Equitas Convenes Stakeholders

Apr 10 2017

In late March, Equitas held its most recent Course Corrections Summit in Washington, D.C. The Mid-Atlantic Summit on Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice featured keynote speaker, Sheriff Thomas Dart, who runs the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois. While this jail’s reputation is of being the largest mental health institution in the country, Sheriff Dart […]