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Nonprofit Partnerships and Grant Programs

Cisco helps nonprofits accelerate global problem solving.

Accelerating global problem solving

Cisco and the Cisco Foundation partner with nonprofit organizations around the world, helping to solve global problems through cash grants, technology, and shared expertise.

Explore our grant programs

Global Impact Cash Grant Program

Funding to multiply the tech-fueled impact of organizations with national or multinational operations.

India Cash Grant Program

Funding for programs that serve the underserved in India by leveraging technology.

Bay Area Community Impact Grant Program

Funding to support Bay Area programs within a 50-mile radius of Cisco’s San Jose, California headquarters.

Product Grant Program

We donate Cisco’s best-in-class networking technology to help nonprofits make innovative use of the Internet.

Technology that solves global problems

Our goal is to positively impact one billion people by 2025.

Inclusive future for all

We support programs with scalable, replicable, and financially sustainable solutions.

Working locally, nationally, and globally

Social innovators can magnify the impact and scale of their work through technology.

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Social investment areas

We concentrate our investments around crisis response, education, and economic empowerment.

Grant giving policies

Cisco grantees must meet the requirements listed. Each grant program also has specific eligibility requirements. 

SMART metrics for nonprofits

We prioritize proposals that clearly articulate planned results, using SMART metrics for measurement.

Cisco Foundation

The Cisco Foundation supports Cisco’s efforts to team up with nonprofit and non-governmental organizations around the world.

ESG Reporting Hub and 2021 Cisco Purpose Report

Cisco is putting people, technology, and resources toward Powering an Inclusive Future for All, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Visit our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting Hub.

Nonprofit partner impact updates

Empowering students to learn math at home

MIND Research Institute is helping students by giving parents direct access to their ST Math program.

Microloans support small businesses

Cisco is currently supporting Kiva's efforts to provide zero interest loans to small businesses.

Providing housing and hope

Destination: Home responds to the homelessness crisis using research and ingenuity.