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Expanding the reach of innovative programs

Cisco and the Cisco Foundation provide cash, products, and people to support nonprofit organizations. The Product Grant Program accepts applications year-round from qualified charitable organizations for technology and equipment. Cisco also makes investments of cash and expertise to community partners with a new approach to a significant social problem.

Explore our grant programs

Product Grant Program

We donate networking technology to help nonprofits make innovative use of the Internet.

Global Impact Cash Grants

Funding to multiply the results of organizations with national or multinational operations.

Bay Area Community Impact Grants

Support Bay Area programs within a 50-mile radius of our San Jose, California headquarters.

Technology that benefits social causes

We focus on projects with scalable, replicable, and sustainable solutions that use Internet and network technology to benefit individuals and communities around the world.

Cisco social investments reduce hunger, increase access to education and technology, empower people living in poverty to get jobs and start their own businesses, and restore critical services for disaster victims.

Take a closer look

We concentrate our investments around education, economic empowerment, and critical human needs.

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

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

To better understand the scope of our programs and our commitment, review our current list of community partners.

Explore our partners and their work

Life-saving jobs in Africa

A network of health workers delivers medicine to those who need it.

Efficiently feeding the hungry

Automation technology helps the largest U.S. hunger-relief organization do its work.

After-school program succeeds

Pairing Cisco mentors with at-risk students reduces drop-out rates and leads to more graduations.

CSR Report 2017

Discover Cisco’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, priorities, and performance.