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 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.
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

White House Summit Child Care and Paid Leave

Dec 13 2019

December 12, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) On Thursday, December 12th the White House held a summit focused on child care and family paid leave. President Donald Trump invited prominent members of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) community, including Brittany Hasemann of Fruita, Colorado. Ms. Hasemann was invited to share her incredible story of starting her own […]

David Merage Receives Ben-Gurion Award

Dec 05 2019

On Wednesday, December 4th, the Ben-Gurion University located in Beer Sheva, Israel bestowed the inaugural Ben-Gurion Award on eight distinguished individuals for their contributions to the University, the community, and the Negev region of Israel. Among those who were honored was David Merage, venture philanthropist and founder of the David & Laura Merage Foundation, and […]