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


Lone Soldiers Receive Support – Near and Far

Feb 10 2020

In light of the recent terror attack at Jerusalem’s First Station, the Jewish community in both Israel and San Diego have banded together to show their support. Israel National News was able to capture this great community in action with Jewish Agency Chairman Yitzhak Herzog planting a tree with Hagit Cohen-Hamo, whose son, Ori, was […]

Denver 7 Features Care For All Children

Feb 03 2020

As lawmakers are preparing bills for the 2020 legislative session, advocates are urging policymakers to focus more on affordable and quality child care for children, instead of mandated paid family and medical leave. At the forefront of this issue is the Care For All Children campaign, powered by the David and Laura Merage Foundation, which […]