advancing Opportunity

The David & Laura Merage Foundation creates opportunities for future generations through venture philanthropy by investing in initiatives, organizations, and ideas that move society toward a more equitable future for all.

Infusing Philanthropy With Business Savvy

Our model of venture philanthropy focuses time, financial investment, business acumen and problem-solving on scalable, sustainable social impact initiatives. Our hands-on approach creates ripples of change that resonate for years to come.

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Lasting Change

We focus on giving a voice to the voiceless and enabling future generations to provide a better life for themselves and their families.

Our commitment to lasting change is personal to our founders, whose early experiences as immigrants established deep personal connections to the causes we support.

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Early Learning Ventures Explore
Early Learning Ventures

Expanding access to quality, affordable childcare ensures early learning equity through a shared services model.

Black Cube Explore
Black Cube

Art revitalizes communities and brings people together.

Merage Foundation Israel Explore
Merage Foundation Israel

Community building and leadership development initiatives increase Israel’s prosperity.

In the News

July 23, 2021

David Merage Featured in Newsweek on the Childcare Crisis

David writes, “We were facing a child care crisis in the U.S. before the pandemic. It became more glaring in the past year, when, due to...

April 19, 2022

Merage Foundation Israel’s Negev Wineries Club Featured in The Jerusalem Post

Israelis recall life in Sinai 40 years on Farmers flock to Nitzana region on Egyptian border in hopes of making desert bloom. In 2020, the...

June 30, 2022

Black Cube Receives Grant from Warhol Foundation

Warhol Foundation Grants $3.9 Million to 50 US Arts Organizations. In recognition of the pandemic’s enduring, destabilizing effects on the arts sector, the Warhol Foundation...