OUR FOCUS

FOUNDATION VISION

The Jonathan Merage Foundation seeks to support opportunities that deliver innovative and pioneering impacts in alternative energy and severe weather research.

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Solar & Digital Technology Projects
Solar & Digital Technology Projects
Stormchasing Support Projects
Stormchasing Support Projects
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ABOUT US

FOUNDATION OVERVIEW

The Jonathan Merage Foundation, founded by passionate young philanthropist, Jonathan Merage, focuses on advancing the study of, education, and activities surrounding science and severe weather. The foundation seeks to invest in innovative and pioneering approaches to further our understanding of the world around us.

The foundation has a standing history of partnering with the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, where it provided seed funding in 2010 to the college’s Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) as part of the VORTEX2 project, allowing RECUV to develop a mobile ground station for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The VORTEX2 field campaign was the largest experiment ever deployed to study tornadoes. Then, in 2014, the foundation committed an additional investment to fund the procurement of a tracker vehicle and a new lightning detection instrument to be integrated into a small, unmanned aircraft. This system is being designed to measure electric field changes associated with lightning strikes.

The Jonathan Merage Foundation is also a strong partner to the Denver Botanic Gardens. In 2014, it funded the installation of photovoltaic panels on the newly developed Science Pyramid, providing an important tool for community education on the benefits of sustainable energy. This grant was a continuation of the foundation’s ongoing support to the Denver Botanic Gardens, as it was the very first gift in support of making the Science Pyramid a reality in 2010, and had previously funded educational programming for climate related plant programs.

OUR PARTNERS

PHILANTHROPIC OPPORTUNITIES

The Jonathan Merage Foundation Team

EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS

The foundation team has years of professional experience driving and managing successful philanthropic projects and programs around the world.

FUN FACTS

CREATIVE DATA

44,000

THUNDERSTORMS PER DAY AROUND THE GLOBE

261

MPH WIND SPEED CAT5 TORNADO CARS CAN FLY

1,274

AVERAGE TORNADO PER YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES

8

INCH DIAMETER THE LARGEST HAILSTONE

174

PETAWATTS/DAY SUN POWER HITS EARTH 1PW=1BILLION WATTS

2.5

MILES WIDE LARGEST RECORDED TORNADO

1958

THE YEAR NASA STARTED USING HYDROGEN AS FUEL

1882

YEAR THOMAS EDISON BUILT 1ST POWER PLANT

20

KILOMETERS HIGH HEIGHT OF CLOUDS CUMULONIMBUS

5 OR 6

INCHES, SQUARE STANDARD SOLAR CELL SIZE

36,000

AVERAGE F LIGHTNING TEMPERATURE

18

MPH SPEED OF THE FASTEST RAINDROP

320

FASTEST RECORDED TORNADO WINDS SPEED IN MPH

1901

YEAR NIKOLA TESLA DEVELOPED THE IDEA FOR A SMARTPHONE

70

MPH THE FASTEST TORNADO GROUND SPEED

130

MPH SPEED OF SUPERCELL STORM UPDRAFTS

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Jonathan Merage Foundation
18 Inverness Place East
Englewood, CO 80112

Email: info@jonathanmeragefoundation.org
Telephone: 303.789.2664

 

 

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