IBM has developed a software tool to help nonprofit social service organizations evaluate and document their initiatives as part of the company’s $18 million grant program.
IBM said Thursday its free cloud-hosted SafetyNet software works to support record keeping and analysis to help organizations address budgetary accountability, program quality and customer service issues.
SafetyNet is based on IBM Curam‘s open source technology and software and was developed in collaboration with the United Neighborhood Houses association of New York City settlement houses.
UNH deployed SafetyNet at its affiliates as part of a pilot testing program, the company noted.
The company plans to award 12 software installation grants worth approximately $300,000 each through a five-year period.
Organizations can apply for SafetyNet installation through October 31 and IBM will select grant recipients based on evaluation criteria such as commitment, personnel and data analysis capacity.