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Volunteer for and donate to more than 3,700 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.

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.

2017 Disaster Relief - Caribbean and Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund

Hurricane Irma hit the eastern Caribbean on September 7, killing at least 25 people and leaving extensive devastation in its wake. Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane, devastating the island, before striking Puerto Rico on September 20. Puerto Rico now faces a mounting humanitarian crisis; power and communications are out in much of the island, leaving millions of people cut off. There are severe shortages of food, water and gas. The Cisco Foundation has increased the disaster response campaign to benefit organizations responding in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico to $1M. 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.**

Cisco Critical Human Needs Fund FY18

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.

City Harvest and Cisco: Flex It Forward to Fight Hunger Fund

City Harvest, a nonprofit in New York City, uses Cisco HyperFlex technology to help their staff and volunteers efficiently distribute to food programs around NYC. This November and December, the Cisco HyperFlex team is joining City Harvest to help fight hunger. With nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers facing hunger, your donation WILL make a difference. To give you an idea of how far your money goes: $10 helps feed 40 people, $20 helps feed 11 people for a week, and $50 helps feed 6 people for an entire month. By donating, you’ll help keep City Harvest’s trucks on the road and filled with nutritious food for people in need.

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.

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.

“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.

Women of Impact 2018: Support RISE Against Hunger Fund

Come together for change with over 15,000 Cisco employees, customers, and partners to support RISE Against Hunger, the official Passion Project of Cisco’s 2018 Women of Impact Conference. Cisco is partnering with Rise Against Hunger to pursue their vision of a world without hunger. The goal is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.

2017 Disaster Relief – Mexico Earthquake Fund

On September 19, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, just 76 miles southeast of Mexico City. The extent of damage or injuries is still being determined, but we do know that dozens have been reported killed across the country, including 42 in the state of Morelos, close to the epicenter of the quake. The number of casualties is expected to climb much higher, as rescuers are still digging out people trapped beneath mounds of rubble. The earthquake comes less than two weeks after the most powerful earthquake in Mexico in a century, an 8.1 magnitude quake that killed at least 90 people, destroyed thousands of homes and was felt by tens of millions of people in Mexico and in Guatemala. The Cisco Foundation has increased the disaster response campaign to benefit responding organizations to $1M. 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.**

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.

Cisco Economic Empowerment Fund FY18

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 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.

2017 Disaster Relief - Hurricane Harvey Fund

On August 26, Hurricane Harvey hit the gulf coast of Texas and caused catastrophic flooding and damage. This event has caused the worst flooding disaster in U.S. history. Over 45 people have died, at least 185,000 homes have been damaged, and 9,000 homes destroyed. At its peak, more than 42,000 people stayed in 258 Red Cross and community shelters across Texas. The Cisco Foundation has launched a $1M 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.

2017 Disaster Relief - Hurricane Irma US Fund

After causing extensive damage to multiple islands in the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm. Nearly the entire state is under a hurricane warning, affecting 35M+ people with concerns of catastrophic gales, torrential rain, and deadly storm surges. More than six million people in Florida are under evacuation orders, while 70K+ people are in 390 shelters across Florida. Over one million have lost power, with this number certainly to increase as the storm continues to move through the state. As much as 20 inches of rain is predicted through Wednesday September 13th across the Florida peninsula and southeast Georgia, and maximum wind gusts will be above 120 mph for much of southwest and central Florida. The Cisco Foundation has launched a $1M 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.**

#WeAreCisco #LoveWhereYouWork Fund

Cisconians! You shout it from the rooftops that you love giving back. And Cisco loves that you love giving back! To share that love as a part of the #WeAreCisco #LoveWhereYouWork contest, Cisco will donate money to this fund for every entry you post during Love Your Logo week (February 18-23, and February 1-9 in Greater China.) However, you can also donate to this fund, which incorporates some of YOUR favorite organizations around the globe. The fund also includes NetHope (founded by Save the Children and Cisco) which focuses on global crisis response in partnership with Cisco’s Tactical Operations Team.

2017 Disaster Relief - California Fires Fund

In December, multiple wildfires are spreading in Southern California, burning more than 100,000 acres, destroying at least 180 structures, and forcing thousands to flee. Due to the smoke from these fires, some areas of California are seeing higher levels of air pollution. In October, several wildfires burned in California's Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties, as well as in the Anaheim Hills. In Northern California, 42 people died, approximately 8,400 structures were destroyed, more than 100,000 people were displaced, and 191,000 acres burned. The Cisco Foundation has launched a $250,000 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.**