About us

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is dedicated to transforming the lives of children living in urban poverty through improving their education, health and family economic stability.

We start by identifying the people and places most in need. We then work closely with our partners to find solutions that combine bold thinking with real-world experiences and hard data. We go directly into communities and learn about families’ struggles and aspirations, then pair those most in need with proven, practical solutions to help them move forward. Since our start, nearly 20 years ago, we have committed more than $1.571 billion to support families across the United States, India and South Africa.

We firmly believe that true progress and transformative, sustainable change are the products of time, hard work, and a willingness to stand shoulder to shoulder with those who live and breathe the challenges we aim to overcome. We know we can’t solve every problem, but with collaboration and determination we can accelerate real progress for real people every day.

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 $1.571 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.