The Merage Foundation Israel is a philanthropic foundation for the development of the Negev, with the understanding that the Negev as Israel's land of unlimited opportunities.
The Foundation operates in several parallel areas, and its goal is to create a positive public discourse surrounding the Negev, and making it a leading region and ideal place for living, for business, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. The demographic and physical changes that have taken place in the region over the past several years, which are set to expand in the coming decade, expose the Negev as a region with immense business potential, and a fertile area for entrepreneurs with vision, long-term business goals and the ability to create "something from nothing".
As such, we are working to promote entrepreneurs and local business owners from the Negev, along with those from the country's center, who are seeking to explore business opportunities in the Negev. The Merage foundation addresses their needs by providing professional counseling, assistance and by promoting business ventures.
The Foundation works in full cooperation with all local authorities and executive bodies in the Negev, while creating collaborations between them and relevant government departments, in order to provide a comprehensive solution to the challenges inherent in promoting the region and in encouraging young people to relocate to the Negev.