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San Francisco Bay Area Education Fund


Through the San Francisco Bay Area Community Impact Grants (CIG) Program, Cisco addresses an acute need of communities in the region—namely, the foundational skills gap in literacy and numeracy among elementary grade level students. Included in this fund are seven current CIG nonprofit partners who demonstrate: • an understanding of the challenges faced by students who are struggling to read and do math at grade level or most at risk of falling far behind, • offer proven or innovative solutions to address these challenges, and • have potential for replication and scaling across communities to increase reach. This is a set of strategic partners which Cisco and Cisco Foundation support with cash grants, donations of technology, and capacity building consultations. When you contribute to these organizations or this fund, you are investing in solutions that have significant positive impact on students in the region. Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund includes U.S.- based organizations. U.S. employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to these organizations. Employees outside the U.S. will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.

Your donation supports

Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Expansion of Elevate [Math] 3-5 to support math skills for elementary grade level students in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

826 Valencia

Strengthening literacy skills for 3rd, 4th grade students at under-resourced Bret Harte Elementary School. (Bay View San Francisco) with a goal to expand to also serve 5th grade in FY22.

Faith Network of the East Bay, Inc.

Addressing an important deficiency that is driving the achievement gap by developing grade-level numeracy skills for 300 vulnerable children living in poverty and attending severely under-resourced, under-performing public elementary schools in Oakland.

Girls Incorporated of Alameda County

Developing, testing, and strengthening the Spanish-English Dual Immersion Literacy pilot at Bridges Academy at Melrose, building upon the lessons learned and creating a model curriculum in the next 3-5 years.

Partners In School Innovation

Supporting the facilitation and implementation of new math curriculum (Eureka Math) in one of SFUSD’s underperforming schools in order to impact and improve math teaching and learning for underserved students.

Reading Partners

Helping over 2,300 low-income students move toward reading proficiency with data-informed, curriculum-driven, one-on-one volunteer tutoring and additional digital support in response to COVID-19 impact.

Redwood City Friends Of Literacy

K-5 Literacy Intervention through 1:1 tutoring for under-performing students in Redwood City

San Francisco Bay Area Education Fund

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