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CARM Safety Foundation

Technology for Public Safety

Beaverton, OR   |  http://carmsafetyfoundation.org

Mission

CARM Safety Foundation is laser focused on educating consumers and championing cutting-edge technology to improve public safety. We work closely with the CARM Implementers Forum, the business-business organization working to develop CARM capabilities (Computer-Aided Risk Management) for improved threat detection and automated responses to save lives. Imagine how NASA and SpaceX employ sensors and computing to improve safety. The same approach can be used to make places safer where people gather; CARM.

Notes from the nonprofit

In mid-2022, we elected to begin an aggressive program to help guide parents (and teachers) about physical safety in K-12 environment. To date, we have published a simple Checklist. In development are an education video and a related Guidebook which explain about the types of recommendations and items mentioned in Checklist. Learn more: https://carm-if.org/foundation/k-12/

Ruling year info

2021

President

Paul Cohen

Main address

12725 SW Millikan Way Suite 300

Beaverton, OR 97005 USA

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EIN

85-4012838

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Consumer Protection and Safety (W90)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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University Challenge — CARM Proof of Concept

CARM Safety Foundation is driving the University Challenge program to inspire and guide students who will demonstrate key aspects of a new physical safety system. CARM stands for computer-aided risk management. Sensors are linked with computing nodes via a network. Early signs of potential threats are detected, and decisions made to take action before tragedy occurs; NASA has been doing this for decades.

Students Can Get Involved in Real-World Project, and may earn university credit:
• Connect safety devices and threat detectors so they inter-operate as a cohesive system
• Program compute nodes to analyze data from sensors and predict threats
• Produce videos of system operation
• Promote the accomplishments of technical teams to the public

This challenge is all about collaboration. The work is real-world and will allow students to demonstrate their value to a larger team.

The resulting demonstration will show the public how technology can make the world safer.

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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CARM Safety Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/24/2024
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Board chair

Paul Cohen

Matthew Wangler

Ashwood Group

Richard Bowles

CARM Implementers Forum

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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