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Volunteer for and donate to thousands of Cisco approved non-profit organizations and US schools for a match of up to $10,000 annually. This means you can choose any combination of giving or volunteering to an approved non profit or US school, and the Cisco Foundation will send that organization up to $10,000 in matching each calendar year. A donation of only $1 or one hour is required to access the match. Cisco will continue to support disaster response campaigns, which offer an additional $10,000 donation match for responding organizations when disasters strike.

Destination: Home Fund

Destination: Home is a public-private partnership aimed at ending homelessness in Santa Clara County. Cisco has made a five-year commitment to support Destination: Home’s efforts to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring. Our efforts will include a focus on supportive and transitional housing, homeless prevention strategies, and on how IT can help create operational efficiencies, increase data-sharing to enhance decision-making, track outcomes, and increase capacity and comfort of those using technology to assist these vulnerable populations. Employee donations to this fund 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 to help individuals and families who are at risk, or are homeless, in Santa Clara County.

2018 Disaster Relief – Greece Wildfires Fund

Europe's deadliest forest fire in more than a century moved quickly through a coastal area east of Athens, Greece on July 23rd, killing more than 90 people. More than 2,000 homes were damaged in the fire and officials estimate a quarter of those will have to be demolished. The Cisco Foundation has launched a $25,000 disaster response campaign to benefit responding organizations. The Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $10,000 match limit. 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.

2018 Guatemala Volcán del Fuego Disaster Relief Fund

On Sunday, June 3, Guatemala’s Volcán del Fuego erupted for more than 16 hours, releasing flows of ash, mud and rocks that buried entire villages on the hills below. At least 69 people have died, and more are still missing. Over 3,100 people have been evacuated, and officials estimate that the eruption has affected 1.7 million people. The Cisco Foundation has launched a $25,000 disaster response campaign to benefit responding organizations. The Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $10,000 match limit. 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” 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.

“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.

U.S. Immigrant Support Fund

Thousands of families and children cross into the United States annually, many fleeing violence and desperate conditions in their home countries. This Fund supports organizations providing compassionate support and assistance as these families seek to reach safety and stability. All contributions of $1 or more will be matched by the Cisco Foundation as part of your annual $10,000 employee match. Cisco is currently reviewing other non-profit organizations focused on this issue. Additional organizations will be added as they are vetted and approved.

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.

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.

Empower Change Together Fund

At Cisco, we take a stand for the equal rights, security, and fundamental dignity of our people and our communities. Respect and integrity are at the heart of our culture. A professional environment free from harassment of any kind or misuse of position of power is a value governed by our code of conduct – which guides our interactions at every level from the boardroom to the breakroom. But it’s our people that live our values. Day by day. Decision by decision. By aligning our words and actions with Cisco’s intention to create environments where everyone can thrive. We created the Empower Change Together Fund to support employees who are passionate about ending workplace sexual harassment and assault for men, women, and non-binary identified individuals across the socio economic spectrum. The Fund facilitates donations and Cisco matching to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, for which the Direct Impact Fund serves as fiduciary. Donations made directly to this Fund will be matched automatically by Cisco. Please be sure to enter “Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund” in the designation field. Employees can also request a Cisco match for contributions made within 90 days to the Direct Impact Fund on other fundraising sites by uploading a receipt. New organizations with a similar focus will be added to the Empower Change Together Fund. Please feel free to nominate organizations for inclusion by using the nomination process on Bright Funds.

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 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.

2018 Disaster Relief - Typhoon Mangkhut Fund

Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in the Philippines in the early morning of September 15, packing winds of up to 165 miles per hour. The storm left the island of Luzon devastated, killing more 60 people. The typhoon then made its way to Hong Kong and Macau, with winds of up to 107 miles per hour – the strongest storm to hit the islands in decades. Mangkhut then arrived in southern China, killing at least four people and forcing more than three million people to evacuate. The Cisco Foundation has launched a $250,000 disaster response campaign to benefit Care, Oxfam America, and Save the Children. The Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $10,000 match limit. **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.**

Revealed Series Fund

Cisco employees are helping more people in more places than ever before. The Revealed Series with Chuck Robbins brought us inspiring stories of Cisco and Cisco employees making a meaningful difference in our local communities. To honor these contributions, both Cisco and the Cisco Foundation are matching your donations to non-profit organizations highlighted during Revealed, or selected by the employees featured - tripling the impact of your donation! We hope to inspire you to make a difference too! Make a donation now until August 21st, and it will be matched once by the Cisco Foundation from your $10,000 annual match, and again by Cisco. A minimum donation of $1 is all you need to be matched. The total Cisco corporate match will not exceed $25,000. Please note: This Fund includes organizations in the U.S. and outside the U.S. For U.S. employees, only donations made to U.S. organizations are tax deductible. In all other countries, local tax laws apply.

2018 Disaster Relief - Hurricane Florence Fund

Hurricane Florence made landfall as a strong Category 1 storm on the southeastern coast of North Carolina. The North Carolina and South Carolina coasts experienced Hurricane-force winds, which extended up to 80 miles from the center, while storm-force winds were predicted to extend up to 195 miles inland. Life-threatening storm surge has occurred along the North and South Carolina coasts, and life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding is likely over parts of the Carolinas through early next week. More than one million people have been ordered to evacuate, and widespread power outages have occurred. The Cisco Foundation has launched a $250,000 disaster response campaign to benefit the American Red Cross, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC), Save the Children, SBP, and Team Rubicon. The Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $10,000 match limit. **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.**

2018 Disaster Relief - Hurricane Michael Fund

Hurricane Michael made landfall early Wednesday afternoon as a catastrophic, unprecedented Category 4 storm on the Florida Panhandle with a life-threatening storm surge and over 100 mph winds. The storm caused widespread damage along the coast of the Florida Panhandle, particularly in Panama City and Mexico Beach, where the hurricane made landfall. The Cisco Foundation has launched a $100,000 disaster response campaign to benefit the American Red Cross. The Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $10,000 match limit. **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.**