Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Grants

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Grant amount: US $500 - US $8,800,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: India, South Africa, United States

Location of residency: United States

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Grants

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation only accepts unsolicited proposals for specific areas within the education, family economic stability and childhood health sectors in select countries where we work, namely the United States, India and South Africa.

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has approved grants ranging from $500 to several million dollars. As a guideline, the foundation generally will not fund more than 25 percent of a project’s budget or more than 10 percent of an organization’s total annual operating expenses.

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has always recognized the power of providing grants to partner organizations that we knew were already working hard to improve the lives of urban children living in poverty. By aligning with organizations that are already making a difference, we continue to make an immediate impact on the lives of thousands of children.

Program Areas

We seek to fund projects that directly serve or impact children living in urban poverty, particularly in the areas of education, childhood health and family economic stability (including microfinance). 

  • Urban Education
  • College Success
  • Family Economic Stability
  • Health and Wellness
  • Central Texas
  • Other

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Organization with US Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) 


  • Generally, the foundation does not provide grants to support:
    • Individuals 
    • Medical research projects 
    • Event fundraisers or sponsorships 
    • Lobbying of any kind 
    • Endowments
  • The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is not affiliated with Dell Inc., and does not supply computers or related technology equipment.

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