Funding Opportunities

Dell Foundation grants

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation collaborates with a range of organizations focused on creating opportunities for children and families living in urban poverty, with a deep emphasis on measuring impact. Their funding advances projects already making an impact in education, health, and family economic stability. Through these enduring and long-standing partnerships, they create lasting change together.

The Dell Foundation funds social enterprises that directly serve or impact children or youth from urban low-income communities in the areas of education, health, and family economic stability (including livelihoods and financial inclusion). These social enterprises may be structured as for-profit or nonprofit entities.

The foundation will not fund nor continue to partner with organizations that condone, tolerate, or conduct activities that are racist, anti-Semitic, promote hate, or are otherwise contrary to the values of the foundation.

We evaluate grant applications based on these initial criteria:

  • The project location is in the United States, India, or South Africa.
  • Its focus area and location is education (all locations), health and wellness (U.S. only), or family economic stability (in India, South Africa, and regionally in Central Texas and Greater Boston).
  • Funding will be put towards project support or efforts to scale.
  • The organization is an association or board, charitable trust, community foundation, social enterprise, direct service organization, not-for-profit company, government, pass-through organization, private foundation, religious organization, school, or education organization.
  • The amount requested is $50,000 or more.
  • All organizations involved in the project align with the foundation’s values in standing against racism, antisemitism, and hate.

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