Caring for Children

Children in foster care are some of the most vulnerable youth in Central Texas. We know that it is incumbent upon us to provide them with the right care. Read how, together with our partners, we’re working to end the cycle of abuse for Central Texas’ foster care youth.  Link

Introducing GradSnapp

Our ability to support our students is dependent on knowing them. Each one. GradSnapp has helped us provide them the right support at the right time. Learn how GradSnapp can help you support your students to college graduation.  Link

Beating the Odds

Dell Scholars Program Profile: An Iraqi immigrant, Bilal Lafta faced language barriers, cultural changes and financial burdens. Read how grit and determination helped him overcome these challenges to graduate first in his class, and get admitted to Brown University.  Link

Growing great schools

Portfolio strategy and charter school growth strategy are not one and the same. And while we aim for a system of autonomous and accountable schools, we know there may be more than one path to get there.  Link

Defying Expectations

In South Africa, far too many university students on financial aid are failing to make it to graduation day. Dell Young Leaders was created in 2010 to address this problem. A holistic model, the program was born to support university students who face the greatest level of adversity with both financial and non-financial assistance. Download and read this case study to learn more about this groundbreaking program.

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.