Tuesday, March 6, 2012

IBM Community Grants

Do you have any IBM employees working with your Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program? If so, you/your chapter may be eligible for an IBM Community Grant. Imagine what thousands of IBM employees can accomplish worldwide when they're given the tools to be effective volunteers, and they can access them online—anytime, anywhere. That's IBM On Demand Community.

Now imagine how much more valuable the volunteers can be to schools and other organizations, like BDPA, when they also have access to IBM equipment grants, reduced prices for selected hardware and software, and cash awards for the organizations where they donate their time.

This extraordinary combination of IBM employee expertise and innovative technology distinguishes IBM On Demand Community from all other corporate philanthropy initiatives.

"This is a powerful combination that stands to make an unprecedented impact on schools and community organizations worldwide," said Stanley S. Litow, vice president of IBM Corporate Community Relations. "We've dramatically increased the range of IBM equipment available to agencies where our employees volunteer, with even more incentives for those who use our on demand tools in their volunteer work."

IBM volunteers must be working with an eligible community service organization for an average of eight hours per month for five consecutive months to be eligible for either a cash or equipment grant.

"Our new Community Grants program strengthens IBM On Demand Community by leveraging the full strength of IBM innovation and technology," Litow continued. "We fully expect that the volunteer efforts of our employees, combined with IBM Community Grants, has the potential to make a lasting impact on organizations that provide some of society's most important services."

Any IBM employees reading this post?

2 comments:

Georgia said...

Not enough people know about federal grants. There is money out there if you look!

Villager said...

Georgia - Can you share an example of a funding source that you think we should be targeting for 2010 funding?