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The primary focus of our corporate citizenship activities is on developing initiatives to address specific societal issues, such as the environment, community economic development, education, health, literacy, language and culture. We employ IBM's most valuable resources, our technology and talent, in order to create innovative programs in these areas to assist communities around the world.

These resources are allocated to specific projects and programs that fit within our targeted areas of interest. The overwhelming majority of our activities are proactively initiated by IBM, and is not a result of unsolicited proposals. We do not encourage unsolicited proposals. Please note the following guidelines.

IBM partners with organizations which have a tax-exempt classification under Sections 170(c) or 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. We do not make product and services donations or grants to:

  • Individuals, political, labor, religious, or fraternal organizations or sports groups;
  • Fundraising events such as raffles, telethons, walk-a-thons or auctions;
  • Capital campaigns, construction and renovation projects;
  • Chairs, endowments or scholarships sponsored by academic or nonprofit institutions;
  • Special events such as conferences, symposia or sports competitions;
  • Organizations that advocate, support, or practice activities inconsistent with IBM's non-discrimination policies, whether based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran.

For information about our activities, please contact:
Local Corporate Citzenship Manager