The Dell Perspective: The Future of Philanthropy  Link


Our greatest impact will come from collaboration, adaptation and perseverance.   Link


Check out our impact hub for updates, resources and learnings for the future of philanthropy.  Link


Eight basic principles guide our work every day.  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.