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Students in primary school in India

We drive measurable social progress for children and families living in urban poverty.

We invest in education, financial services, jobs, and livelihoods that give India’s urban poor more opportunities for success. Our goal is to enrich children’s lives today while also making lasting changes to the systems around them. Working with the government, social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and other partners, we create impact and expand the best solutions so more communities may prosper.


Active Projects

$ 148 M

Active Commitments

Education in India

We focus on improving school results for underserved students and increasing their access to a high-quality education. Because we can’t improve what we can’t measure, we help to develop and deploy standard assessments that give us a roadmap to improve learning and teaching.

Quality Schools

Classroom Supports

University Success

Family Economic Stability in India

We create more ways for families from low-income backgrounds to access banking services so they can better manage their money and access loans for improving their income potential. We also ensure youth have opportunities to find meaningful employment so they can prosper and thrive.

Jobs and Livelihoods

Financial Services

Our Program Team in India

India Impact

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is dedicated to transforming the lives of children living in urban poverty. In India, the foundation has committed nearly INR 15 billion to its core programs in education, jobs and livelihoods, and financial services.

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