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

Calling all districts

When teachers have the knowledge and tools to use formative assessment, they can better serve their students. We’re looking for districts interested in putting formative assessment into practice.  Link

Join the Movement

We have a 21st-century solution to a 20th-century problem. Scholar Snapp® is leveling the playing field for students as they apply for scholarships. Let’s make it faster and easier for students to win the money they need for college.  Link

Defying Expectations

In South Africa, far too many students fail to make it to graduation day. Dell Young Leaders is working to change that. Read our case study to see what’s working, and how the program is making an impact.  Link

EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY

So much opportunity exists in Austin. But for some, access to quality health and education is narrowing. IDEA Public Schools is working to widen and diversify the pipeline of students prepared to tackle the challenges of a transforming health system.

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.