Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday's Grants: Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Grant: No Deadline

Monday's Grants

As we all know, women play so many roles, we're mothers, we're daughters, we're friends, we're wives, we're amazing!  One of my roles is that of a social worker.  I've been a stay at home mom for the past 5 years and I have loved it!  But during that time, I also continued my education and received my Master's in Social Work.  I really believe that I was put on this earth to make a difference in people's lives and be a change agent.  In order to provide change as a social worker, you often need funding!  I keep updated on grants and funding that is available and I thought since I'm doing the research anyway, I might as well share my found information with individuals or groups who could also use it. So I've decided to start Monday's Grants. I will post grants weekly that may be useful to nonprofits, groups, teachers, individuals and more.  Many grants will be RFP's (Request for Proposals), but I will try to include a selection of different grants. Enjoy!

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Grant

Deadline: Applications Accepted Year Round
Amount: $500-Several Million

 Inspired by their passion for children and by a shared desire to improve the lives of children living in urban poverty, Michael and Susan Dell established their Austin, Texas-based foundation in 1999. In its early years, the foundation's work focused on improving education and children’s health in Central Texas. But within a few short years, our reach expanded, first nationally and then globally. To date, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has committed more than $700 million to assist nonprofit organizations working in major urban communities in the United States, South Africa and India. We focus on opportunities with the greatest potential to directly and measurably transform the lifelong outcomes of impoverished urban children around the globe. Learn more about our programs.

Welcoming Partnerships
Working with innovative organizations around the globe, we seek to identify, test, refine and grow non-obvious solutions to big, obvious problems. 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. To help us achieve our goals, we seek global partners who work to:
  • Ensure children have access to quality educations
  • Encourage healthy behaviors, and provide access to basic health care and services
  • Foster stable families through microfinance   
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s primary goal is to support and initiate programs that directly serve the needs of children living in urban poverty. Priority is given to initiatives addressing children’s health, education and microfinance as well as initiatives in India and Central Texas that specifically address the needs of children. In general, the foundation does not support programs or organizations that fall outside of our key focus areas, nor do we accept proposals to support individuals, medical research projects, event fundraisers or sponsorships, endowments, or lobbying of any kind.

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is currently accepting unsolicited proposals for education, health and microfinance programs. To learn more about the types of grants we fund, please review our foundation programs.

Please note that the foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals by mail. All grant requests should be submitted via our online form.

To apply, go to: MSDF Grant Application

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