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September is Global Service Month! Employees around the world are encouraged to rally their teams and make a difference in their local communities through a variety of in-person and virtual volunteering opportunities. Get started today by creating a team volunteer event in Bright Funds, and visit Global Service Month in Jive to learn more. Thank you for Being the Bridge!

2017 Disaster Relief - Assam Floods Fund

Severe flooding in Assam, India, has claimed the lives of 73 people and has affected around 500,000 across 14 districts. Authorities have been running 78 relief camps and distribution centers in 12 districts, where over 8,500 people have taken shelter. Authorities have been running 78 relief camps and distribution centres in 12 districts, where 8,523 people have taken shelter. The Cisco Foundation has launched a disaster response campaign to match employee donations up to $25,000 to help Oxfam India in their efforts to provide aid. The Foundation will match eligible donations to Oxfam India, up to $10,000 per employee. **Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.

2017 Disaster Relief - Sichuan Earthquake Fund

On August 8th, 2017, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck a remote, mountainous part of China's southwestern province of Sichuan, killing 19 people, and injuring 247. The area hit is close to a national park which is a popular tourist destination. The Sichuan Government has been working to evacuate more than 45,000 people. The Cisco Foundation has launched a $25,000 disaster response campaign to support Shanghai United Foundation in their efforts to provide aid. The Foundation will match eligible donations to Shanghai United Foundation via this fund, up to $10,000 per employee. **Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.**

“Always On” International Disaster Relief Fund – American Red Cross International Response Fund

This “Always On” fund allows employees to direct their donations to international disaster relief efforts. Donations are not earmarked for one specific disaster, but are used by the American Red Cross as needed to support all disaster response and relief efforts around the globe. Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.

Diversity in STEM Fund

Cisco is committed to open and respectful dialogue, inclusion, and diversity. Cisco has established this fund to support equality and diversity in Science, Technology, Education, and Math. Employee donations to this fund and the organizations listed below will be matched by the Cisco Foundation up to $10,000 per employee as part of your annual matching limit. Together we can make a difference – within our company, our communities, and across our country. **Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund. **Note on Privacy: Employee donors who want to remain anonymous should select the “Keep my information private” option under Privacy on the donate page.

Fighting Racism and Discrimination Fund

Historic events in the fight for social justice and equality have recently taken place in the United States. As we mourn the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia and watch protests erupt around the country, Cisco has established this fund to support social justice and equity. Employee donations to this fund and the organizations listed below will be matched by Cisco Systems, Inc. up to $10,000 per employee; this will not count toward your annual matching limit. Together we can make a difference – within our company, our communities, and across our country. **Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund. **Note on Privacy: Employee donors who want to remain anonymous should select the “Keep my information private” option under Privacy on the donate page.

“Always On” US Disaster Relief Fund – American Red Cross US Disaster Relief Fund

This “Always On” fund allows employees to direct their donations to US disaster relief efforts. Donations are not earmarked for one specific disaster, but are used by the American Red Cross as needed to support all disaster response and relief efforts around the country. Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.

Cisco Critical Human Needs Fund

Cisco critical human needs partners deliver the essentials: food, water, shelter, and disaster relief to save lives and restore communities. The Cisco Foundation works closely with the non-profits in this Fund to help the most vulnerable in our global communities. Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.

Cisco Education Fund

Cisco partners with organizations to improve access to quality education for students worldwide using the combined power of network technology and human collaboration. When you contribute to this fund, you'll be investing in proven solutions with significant impact on students. Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.

2017 Disaster Relief - BC Wildfires Fund

The province of British Columbia has declared a State of Emergency due to the outbreak of 220 wildfires which have forced the evacuation of 45,000 residents. The Province has established a $100 million Emergency Relief Fund, and a team of national and international firefighters numbering 3,000 is in force. The Cisco Foundation has launched a disaster response campaign to match employee donations up to $25,000 to help the the Canadian Red Cross in their efforts to provide aid. The Foundation will match eligible donations to the Canadian Red Cross, up to $10,000 per employee. **Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.

Cisco Economic Empowerment Fund

Cisco economic empowerment programs partners connect underserved people to information and opportunities they need to thrive. These organizations help lift young people out of poverty and move workers in developing economies toward financial self-sufficiency. Join us in supporting these amazing organizations. Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.

2017 Disaster Relief - Africa Famine Fund

Severe drought and areas of conflict have left approximately 20 million people facing a critical food shortage in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria. The U.N. recently warned that as many as 1.4 million children could die in the coming months. Urgent help is needed as this humanitarian crisis continues to grow. Money, food and water are desperately needed. The Cisco Foundation launched a disaster response campaign to match employee donations up to $250,000 to help the following organizations in their efforts to provide aid. The Foundation will match eligible donations to the organizations listed below, up to $10,000 per employee. Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.