The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation was established in 1999, with the mission of transforming the lives of children living in urban poverty through better education, family economic stability and health. Since then, the foundation has expanded globally—impacting children in the United States, South Africa and India. Since 2006, the foundation has focused on education, jobs and livelihoods, and financial inclusion space in India. It has invested more than INR 1,079 crores in non-profits and social enterprises across the country, impacting over seven million children and families to date. The foundation deploys a mix of grants, debt and equity to support projects that deploy scalable and sustainable solutions that are targeted at driving measurable social progress for underprivileged children.