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
The Equitas Project works to end our national practice of using the criminal justice system to manage mental health by activating community leaders, influencing public policy, and energizing grassroots.
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 Foundation Israel envisions a prosperous and cohesive Israeli society that is committed to the well-being of all its citizens. We believe in community building, leadership development, and above all, the power of empowerment.
Black Cube is a nomadic art museum that nurtures the self-sufficiency of artists and inspires people to discover and appreciate contemporary art beyond traditional white museum and gallery walls.

News & Media


The Equitas Project at Miami Film Festival

Mar 16 2020

The Definition of Insanity, previewed at Miami’s Film Festival last week, is an approachable film about better ways for justice systems to address mental health. Rather than getting buried in the mechanisms of creating such a program, the film follows the lives of three participants in Miami’s alternative program, the Jail Diversion Program. The film’s […]

Merage Foundation Israel Participates on Negev Panel

Mar 06 2020

On Wednesday, March 4th, The Jersualem Post covered a panel discussion focused on bringing more development into the Negev region of Israel. Among the panelists was Merage Foundation Israel Executive Director, Nicole Hod Stroh. Merage Foundation Israel, founded by David Merage, his wife Laura, and mother Katherine over 20 years ago, has focused on increasing the […]