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


Sarah Drill of Merage Israel is Featured in the New Jersey Jewish Standard

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Jun 02 2016

Just one month after visiting the U.S. and the Merage Foundations team in Denver, Sarah Drill of Merage Israel’s Wings Program is featured in an article in the New Jersey Jewish Standard. An excerpt from that article quotes Sarah: “ ‘Wings helps young people from before they arrive in Israel through two years after they […]

Sarah Drill of Merage Israel Visits Denver

Sarah Drill with David Merage (right) and her brother who is an immigrant lone soldier.
May 12 2016

The Merage Foundations were lucky enough to have a special visitor the end of March. Sarah Drill, Resource Development Manager for the Wings Program which is supported by Merage Israel, was able to stop in Denver for a couple days. The Wings program works with immigrant ‘lone soldiers’ who join the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) […]

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