In a live broadcast on May 11, Michael and Susan Dell shared their perspective on the future of philanthropy, revealed A Philanthropist’s Guide to the Future, and announced an additional $1 billion investment in their programs in the US, India, and South Africa. Watch the replay.   Link


The landscape of our work is changing. Never before have so many been involved in philanthropy, social enterprise and impact. Skills, expertise, and ingenuity have become the new currency of progress, fueled by transparency and collaboration across sectors. Learn about our role in this movement from Susan Dell.  Link


We believe in making smart investments in the people and innovations breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for children and their families. Take a look around our impact hub to learn about our journey, our principles for social impact, and new research on current trends in philanthropy.  Link


At the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, we work to direct our efforts and resources to projects and investments with the most significant potential for impact. We also know that learning from others – and from our own mistakes – is critical to the process. Michael Dell shares our social impact principles: A set of codified learnings that help us make the greatest impact possible.  Link


Eighteen years into our philanthropic journey, we are witnessing something exciting: In place of old barriers between borders and sectors, a new and encouraging openness for innovative ideas and approaches has emerged. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation presents: A Philanthropist’s Guide to the Future.

We are committed to improving student performance and increasing access to quality education so that children and adolescents around the globe have improved opportunities for success.

One of our founders’ original goals for the foundation was to ensure that disadvantaged students have the same opportunity to get to and graduate from college or university.

Financial stability can help families break the cycle of poverty and ensure better health and education for their children.

Our goal is to improve the health and wellness of all children while building demand for healthy options.

Grants & impact investing

Working with innovative organizations around the globe, we seek to identify, test, refine and grow non-obvious solutions to big, obvious problems. Since 1999, we have committed $1.32 billion to non-profits and social enterprises in the United States, India and South Africa.

We believe that through this work, we can transform the lives of children living in urban poverty today and improve the future for every generation.

This chart is updated quarterly and is based on funds committed from 1999 to date.