Forging Ahead

The new class of Dell Scholars was announced on April 10th, helping another 350 low-income students get to college and receive a degree. So much more than a check, the Dell Scholars Program offers mentoring and support – well beyond academics and finances – to help students succeed.  Link

launch a partnership

One student, one step at a time, with hard work and shoulder-to-shoulder cooperation. That’s how we’ll get more low-income, first-generation college students to graduation.  Link

Making Data Work

Understanding and acting upon student data is at the core of effective teaching. Read how Formative Assessment helps teachers make important decisions on behalf of the students in their classrooms.   Link

Do you have a solution?

India’s entrepreneurs aren’t afraid to take on the country’s toughest social problems. We can get you started on the path to partnership. Or, at the very least, put you in touch with the right resources and support.  Link

lessons earned

Trying to drive social change is a big, messy business. Fifteen years in, and with more than a billion dollars invested in the effort to transform the lives of children living in urban poverty, we’re humbled and inspired every day by insights and ‘aha’ moments generated by the organizations and people we support. Learn more throughout our website.

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 $1.23 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.