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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.

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

Cisco has established this Fund to support organizations working against racism and discrimination in their many, destructive forms. Together we can make a difference – within our company, our communities, and across the world. Employees may donate to one or all organizations listed here and receive a match from the Cisco Foundation up to $10,000 per employee as part of your annual matching limit. You are also encouraged to propose other organizations for evaluation and inclusion by emailing communityrelations@cisco.com. **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 your donation. 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.

Bridge the Poverty Gap Fund

Bridge the Poverty Gap is an opportunity for every Cisco employee to embody the spirit of Cisco as we come together to help eradicate extreme poverty.

2019 Disaster Relief - Cyclone Idai Fund

A deadly cyclone that struck Mozambique and other countries in southern Africa has nearly obliterated the worst-affected areas, flooding vast stretches of land, destroying roads and dams, and cutting off victims from help. Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira in southern Africa with winds up to 106 mph. More than 1,000 people have been killed. Widespread flooding up to six meters deep have caused massive devastation to homes, hospitals, and schools in the regions of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi and many were left without electricity or telephone service. The Red Cross and other aid organizations estimate the total number of deaths at 150, warning that the figure could rise as rescuers reach previously inaccessible areas. In Mozambique alone, the death toll could climb to more than 1,000. The Cisco Foundation has launched a $250,000 disaster response campaign to benefit Americares, CARE USA, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mercy Corps, Oxfam America, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Hong Kong, and Save the Children (US). The Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $10,000 match limit. Should you wish your donation to go directly to just one of the participating agencies, please click the organization's name below to make your donation - be sure to choose 2019 Disaster Relief - Cyclone Idai special matching campaign. **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.**