IBM has developed a software tool toÂ helpÂ nonprofit social service organizations evaluate and document their initiativesÂ as part of the company’s $18 million grant program.
IBM said Thursday its free cloud-hostedÂ SafetyNet software works to supportÂ record keeping and analysis to help organizations addressÂ budgetary accountability, program quality and customer service issues.
SafetyNet is based on IBM Curam‘sÂ 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 forÂ SafetyNet installation through October 31 and IBM will select grant recipients based on evaluation criteria such as commitment, personnel and data analysisÂ capacity.