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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 $25,000 annually. 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.

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 companies, our communities, and across the world. After you make a donation, be sure to match your contribution through your employer’s matching gifts program if available. If you are a Cisco employee, please make and match your donation at cisco.brightfunds.org. A note on tax deductibility: This fund includes organizations based in the U.S., and in other countries. Donors in the U.S. who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for all contributions to this fund or the organizations included. Donors outside the U.S. will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility.

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2020 Disaster Relief - Hurricane Laura Fund

Hurricane Laura made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana in the early hours of August 27th as a Category 4 hurricane. The hurricane had the strongest winds - up to 150 miles per hour - of any storm on record to hit the southern shoreline and left extensive damage to homes and water systems across a swath of coastal land 40 miles wide. The storm has resulted in 14 deaths, and hundreds of thousands left without power or clean water. This disaster relief campaign will support the American Red Cross, Americares, Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, Team Rubicon, and World Central Kitchen. The Cisco Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $25,000 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.

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2020 Disaster Relief - COVID-19 EMEAR Fund

The Cisco Foundation has launched a disaster response campaign to benefit Action contre la Faim, Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome, Banque Alimentaire, Berliner Tafel, COPE Galway, Entrajuda, Focus Ireland, Fundación Menudos Corazones, Fundacja Przystan Medyczna, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Latet, Leket Israel, Living Goods, Magen David Adom, Protection Civile de Paris Seine, Sant'Egidio, The Trussell Trust, and the UN Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund. The Cisco Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $25,000 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.**

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2020 Disaster Relief - COVID-19 Americas Fund

The Cisco Foundation has launched a North America disaster response campaign to benefit the following nonprofits: American Red Cross, CAMH Foundation, Canadian Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, Covenant House International, Covenant House (Toronto), Direct Relief, Feeding America, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Food Banks Canada, Islamic Relief USA, and the UN Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund. Additional nonprofits will be added as the situation warrants. The Cisco Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $25,000 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.**

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Cisco Next Horizon COVID-19 Relief Fund

During this crisis, join Cisco in helping the most vulnerable around the globe. Cisco has partnered with the organizations below to support critical needs, like food, shelter, and medical care, for thousands of people and communities around the world. After you make a donation, be sure to match your contribution through your employer’s matching gifts program if available. If you are a Cisco employee, please make and match your donation at cisco.brightfunds.org. A note on tax deductibility: This fund includes organizations based in the U.S., and in other countries. Donors in the U.S. who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for all contributions to this fund or the organizations included. Donors outside the U.S. will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility.

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Beirut Explosion Fund

The massive explosion that struck Beirut on August 4 has killed at least 100 people, and injured more than 4,000. The cause of the explosion is believed to be ammonium nitrate that had been stored in a warehouse at the city's port. Some 300,000 people have been displaced from their homes by the explosion, while search and rescue efforts continue. The Cisco Foundation will match eligible donations as part of employees' $25,000 annual 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.

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2020 Disaster Relief - COVID-19 LATAM Fund

The Cisco Foundation has launched a disaster response campaign to benefit nonprofits in LATAM: Alimento Para Todos, Associação Prato Cheio, Casa Ondina Lobo, Colombianitos, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Desafio Levantemos, Fundación Banco Arquidiocesano de Alimentos, Kusimayo, Mercy Corps, Programa De Ayuda Humanitaria Para Venezuela, and the UN Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund. Additional nonprofits will be added as the situation warrants. The Cisco Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $25,000 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.**

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2020 Disaster Relief - COVID-19 Bay Area Fund

The Cisco Foundation has launched a disaster response campaign to benefit Bay Area nonprofits: the Alameda County Community Food Bank, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, Destination:Home, Glide, San Francisco Marin Food Bank, Rahima International Foundation, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and St. Anthony's. The Cisco Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $25,000 match limit. Please note that the Silicon Valley Community Foundation is participating only in this campaign, and not in our matching gifts program in general. **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.**

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2020 Disaster Relief - COVID-19 Fund

The Cisco Foundation has launched an East Asia disaster response campaign to benefit responders: Central Community Chest of Japan, ChildFund Korea, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, China Women's Development Foundation, International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, the ONE Foundation, and the UN Foundation (supporting the World Health Organization). The Cisco 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.**

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Support the Equal Justice Initiative Fund

Support the Equal Justice Initiative's mission to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenge racial and economic injustice, and to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Cisco employee donations will be matched up to $25,000 USD as part of your annual matching allocation.

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COVID-19 Response in Southern Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria Fund

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has brought daily life to a standstill, in many parts of the world, armed conflict and other situations of violence continue, exacting a heavy toll on vulnerable communities. For people already living with volatile security conditions and/or dealing with the impact of climate change, the spread of the virus poses an additional threat to their lives. Without consistent access to running water, sanitation, medical services and inability to keep physical distance, these communities are at great risk. ICRC delegations in Africa have stepped up their responses to the global crisis, integrating COVID-19 as an important new parameter in their operations. They are shifting their gears to help prevent or slow down the spread of infection and mitigate other risks arising from the pandemic in many of the places where they operate across Africa. These places include hospitals and clinics damaged by fighting or in areas where hostilities are ongoing; places of detention and camps for internally displaced people or refugees, where social distancing is impossible and access to water and soap is not guaranteed; and hard-to-reach areas, which are often beyond the reach of other aid organizations. ICRC's teams are also fighting to prevent the spread of this disease by supporting vital health care centers and providing crucial items such as soap and masks. For example, ICRC programs seek to build people’s resilience to the pandemic by providing food assistance and support to agriculture, in order to combat hunger, malnutrition and the risks of starvation. These activities aim to help people to meet their basic needs with dignity, help strengthen their resilience, and ensure the delivery of basic services. They constitute the foundation of the ICRC’s COVID-19 response today and will be essential to helping communities emerge from this crisis. Your support will go towards helping 3 of the ICRCs Delegations in South Africa (for the southern Africa region), Kenya and Nigeria with their COVID-19 response, where millions of lives have been impacted. No donation is too little to have an impact on someone’s life – Thank you! The Cisco Foundation will match eligible donations up to $25,000 per employee as part of your annual matching 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.

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Canada Beirut Support Fund

The massive explosion that struck Beirut on August 4 has killed at least 100 people, and injured more than 4,000. The cause of the explosion is believed to be ammonium nitrate that had been stored in a warehouse at the city's port. Some 300,000 people have been displaced from their homes by the explosion, while search and rescue efforts continue. Money raised will enable the Red Cross/Red Crescent to prepare for, respond to and help individuals in Lebanon affected by humanitarian needs now and as the situation evolves. Current activities are mobile health outreach, support to health facilities, and strengthening of health systems. These activities may evolve based on emerging needs. The Cisco Foundation will match eligible donations as part of employees' $25,000 annual match limit.

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2020 Disaster Relief - Northern California Fires Fund

In mid-August, 10,000 lightning strikes in California over a 72-hour period caused more than 367 new fires, 23 of which were considered major blazes. In all, the wildfires in California burned more than 850,000 acres, destroyed over 1,400 structures, and caused at least seven deaths. In late September, additional wind-driven fires have increased those numbers. Fires have now killed 29 people and destroyed more than 7,000 structures since August 15. Since the beginning of 2020, over 3.7 million acres in California have burned from over 8,100 wildfires. The American Red Cross teams and volunteers are providing hotels and shelter support to individuals and families that have had to evacuate, and are supporting impacted communities with registration, snacks, and meals. World Central Kitchen continues to respond, providing meals to first responders and evacuees alike. The Cisco Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $25,000 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.

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LGBTQ Fund

Nonprofits in this fund are working to deliver services designed specifically for LGTBQ people, their safety, health, and wellness to live equally. Cisco employee donations will be matched up to $25,000 USD as part of your annual matching allocation.

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