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An important message to our partners about COVID-19

Janet Mountain

Together, we are collectively facing a public health disruption unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes, and one that will put new pressure on our social infrastructure and the vulnerable communities we serve. During this difficult time, the safety and well-being of our team, partners, and communities is paramount.

Despite the challenges of the current situation, our work continues without interruption. Our teams across the world are working remotely until further notice, and we continue to be engaged in our work, available to our partners, and connected to the communities we serve.

As this situation unfolds, we are committed to working closely with our partners to understand the impact and adjust plans as needed. Understandably, we will see changes to current priorities and various deliverables, and we will support our partners in adjusting timelines and scopes as needed. Please do not hesitate to reach out to discuss implications or concerns tied to our shared initiatives.

We also realize that this far-reaching disruption is creating challenging new realities for partners and communities, and we are in active communication with our partners as we work together to understand the community impact of these events and how our support can evolve to meet changing needs.

In such a time as this, the vital work of our partners across the world is needed more than ever. On behalf of all of us at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, please know that you continue to have our unwavering commitment — and our sincere thanks.

Janet Mountain
Executive Director

If you have a request for funding that is related to COVID-19, please know that we are committed to fighting this pandemic and its subsequent economic fallout. Our immediate available funding has gone to accelerating the development of therapies, increasing the supply of PPE in Texas, stabilizing small business, and assisting our portfolio of current grantees.