When you strengthen individuals, you enable them to strengthen others.

Such is the power of empowerment


// David Merage //

Merage Foundation Israel is the family foundation of David and Laura Merage of Denver Colorado. Since 1998, the foundation meets its goal of strengthening a prosperous and cohesive Israeli society through a variety social and economic endeavors. By incubating and accelerating circles of change—those strengthened, strengthen others, thus leading the way in promoting prosperity for Israel and wellbeing for all its citizens.

Accelerating Growth and Innovation in the Negev

Accelerating Growth and Innovation in the Negev

Our Core programs

The DeserTech Community promotes the development, adaptation and commercialization of technologies that enable sustainable living in arid climates

Branding and developing the Negev region as a wine tourism area and turning it into a leading international destination for agricultural and wine tourism

Making Sure that Lone Soldiers Will Never Be Alone Again

A renewed Sense of Community and Solidarity Among Army Reservists

Providing Individuals and Communities with the Tools
for a Better Future

Empowering Senior Adults Through Technology


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You are invited to visit the new website of the Pakal program to join the community, hear details and get to know us more!
Pakal is a national program for the development of reserve units as communities with the aim of strengthening the connection between the soldiers of the unit, increasing the sense of cohesion and increasing the commitment of the soldiers to their units.

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DeserTech and Innovation Africa partnered for a challenge competition that brings Israeli innovation to rural Africa. the goal was to tackle Innovation: Africa’s challenges in the field and connect the Israeli water-tech ecosystem to their activity. during the process, Israeli startups were mentored by IA’s experts to adjust their solution to the needs of the water pumps the organization installs in rural Africa. The winners got a sponsored pilot on one of their sites.

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The “Wings” program for lone soldiers continues to be a pioneer in its field!! This year, for the first time, we provided psychological assistance to those released who served as lone soldiers.

The program is the first program that recognized the need following the Corona epidemic and was the first to provide a comprehensive response for the soldiers.