IBM Impact Grants

Training Canadian Veterans for New Collar Opportunities

For many Canadian military veterans, transitioning from service into the civilian workforce can be challenging; as such, they are often looking for different ways to apply their expertise and skills to new careers. At IBM, we have recognized this challenge and have created a program to engage and assist those who have served by creating […]

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Creating a New Model for Autism Screening in Turkey

Autism, currently known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a lifelong neuropsychiatric disorder that starts before three years of age. ASD can be detected in children when they are about 18 months old. Early intervention on children identified before age 2 notably improves prognosis. The participation of the health system in order to early diagnose […]

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Leveraging Project Management Skills in Japan After the World’s Costliest Natural Disaster

For many Canadian military veterans, transitioning from service into the civilian workforce can be challenging; as such, they are often looking for different ways to apply their expertise and skills to new careers. At IBM, we have recognized this challenge and have created a program to engage and assist those who have served by creating […]

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Poised for Impact Playbook Details Cross-Sector Strategies for Effective Volunteerism

Just a year after speaking at the IMPACT2030 Inaugural Summit, the City of Philadelphia is proud to see leaders from business, government, and nonprofit leading the charge of cross-sector collaborations towards the global goals. In the September 2016 address at the United Nations, we boldly called for the corporate and public sectors to drive collaboration […]

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Using Data to Help Turn Youth Suicide Statistics Around

New Zealand, based in the South Pacific, is a beautiful country – mountains, lakes, bush, birdlife, land of the long white cloud, land of milk and honey. But beneath the breath-taking postcard scenery there is also some shameful statistics. To its horror, New Zealand has the highest rate of youth suicide in the developed world […]

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IBM and Safe Horizon Partner to Address CyberStalking

In today’s world, businesses and individuals both express concerns over the ways in which technology affects their privacy. Businesses spend millions of dollars investing in online security, while individuals express concerns over social media privacy. However, there’s another kind of privacy concern which impacts individuals across the nation – cyberstalking, or technology-facilitated stalking. Stalking is “a pattern […]

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IBM Study: Advanced Analytics Are Vital for Nonprofits

Major funders of nonprofit organizations are demanding quantified evidence of social impact. These essential stakeholders expect both transparency of operations and an effective digital presence. Our newest IBM research – conducted jointly with the Independent Sector, and enabled by an IBM Impact Grant – reveals that it’s more important than ever for nonprofits to leverage […]

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How Citizenship and Service Build Corporate Brands

Whether you call it corporate citizenship or corporate social responsibility (CSR), when a company fosters a Culture of Service everyone benefits. At IBM, our corporate citizenship efforts center on what’s been called “real change, not spare change.” Instead of just writing checks to charities that mirror our interests, we deploy our best technologies and top […]

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Connecting the Dots to Fight Modern Day Slavery

How do investigators assemble clues from complex crime rings that stretch around the globe? And how can technology assist law enforcement when those criminal enterprises involve modern slavery – often called “human trafficking”? Trafficking people for profit is the world’s fastest growing crime. Perpetrators usually recruit victims under false pretenses and transport them across international […]

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Collaborating to Battle Mental Health Conditions

At Mental Health America (MHA), we are committed to making certain that public officials, the media, and the public understand that mental health conditions are concerns for public health – not public safety. For more than a century, we have promoted prevention for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and integrated health […]

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Economic Education: The Missing Link in K-12 Schools

A record-high number of Americans are facing challenging financial circumstances in large measure because of poor or non-existent economic education. Whether it’s the basics of individual or family budgeting, borrowing for education or planning for retirement, lack of economic education can lead to dire (and unnecessary) results. At the North Carolina Council on Economic Education […]

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Fighting Hunger in the Carolinas

Despite improvements in the North Carolina economy since the Great Recession, nearly 1.8 million of our residents lack sufficient food each month. That’s nearly one in six of our neighbors! Even worse, this is true for nearly one in four children under the age of five. North Carolina’s Association of Feeding America Food Banks fights […]

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