Our grant programs are designed to apply IBM’s resources to specific projects and programs that fit within our targeted areas of interest, and to enhance IBMers’ support of their communities worldwide.
IBM Services Grants
IBM Services Grants help educational and not-for-profit organizations to enhance their IT infrastructure, and leadership and technology skills. The grants provide consultations with IBM experts and access to IBM technology. These tailored solutions are specifically designed to support organizations in the not-for-profit community, in their efforts to serve our communities.
Smarter Cities Challenge
The Smarter Cities Challenge is a competitive grant program awarding $50 million worth of IBM expertise over three years to 100 cities around the globe. These grants have addressed topics from urban agriculture to public safety.
IBM Community Grants
IBM Community Grants support employees and retirees who volunteer regularly with not-for-profit organizations. In 2011, community organizations received grants with a value of $10 million through IBM Community Grants.
The IBM Matching Grants program enables employees and retirees (North America only) to increase the value of their donations to educational institutions, hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, and cultural and environmental organizations with a matching gift from IBM. In 2010, 5,703 organizations received grants with a value of $14.5 million.
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:
The overwhelming majority of our activities are proactively initiated by IBM, and are not a result of unsolicited proposals. We do not encourage unsolicited proposals.
For information about our activities, please contact your local IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs manager. View the directory