Community Impact Cash Grants support the unmet needs of underserved communities in the areas of Education and Critical Human Needs.
Cisco believes that a strong and quality education system is fundamental to the economic success and quality of life in knowledge-based communities. Cisco builds capacity for improving education in local communities by investing in organizations, programs and strategic initiatives that improve literacy and science, and increase graduates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Fundamentally, Cisco invests in organizations that help ensure all students have an equal opportunity to learn and succeed in the 21st century.
Cisco supports building capacity in organizations, projects and initiatives that assist in meeting our neighbors' basic human needs for food, shelter, disaster response, water, access to basic healthcare and breaking the cycle of poverty.
Cisco's work in this area is a fundamental part of building the type of communities where all want to live, work and raise families, as well as a thriving economic environment where technology and innovation are valued.
Each of Cisco's worldwide Civic Councils consists of a team of employee champions who are passionate about giving back in their local communities.
This program targets a special subset of our standard grantmaking investment areas for San Jose-area nonprofit organizations. Learn more.