Mission Investing: A Framework for Family Foundations

The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation identifies in this report several unique organizational attributes that have contributed to its successful impact investing work. Some of these attributes have been garnered through experience, while others are inherent within its founding structure as an innovative hands-on partner in the philanthropic space. These attributes include programmatic strategy, geographic context, internal resources, infrastructure, processes, and organizational culture. In combination, these qualities allow the foundation to continue to make successful investment decisions while providing an environment to iterate on key learnings from each new venture.