Corporate Social Responsibility

Application Process for Global Impact Cash Grants

Global Impact Cash Grants  multiply the impact of eligible organizations around the globe with national or multinational operations. Cisco welcomes applications from community partners who share our vision and offer an innovative approach with potential for broad impact.

Step 1: Eligibility Quiz

The Eligibility Quiz will help you determine whether your organization and program are aligned with Cisco's mission, strategic approach, and objectives for grant support. Take the Eligibility Quiz.

Step 2: Initial Information Form

Eligible organizations will be invited to register and complete the online Initial Information Form. This form requests detailed information about your organization, the program you expect to fund, population served, and  your budget. Your answers will determine whether or not you will be invited to complete a full proposal. Before completing the Initial Information Form, we recommend that you review our eligibility, evaluation criteria, investment areas, and policies.

Submission of an Initial Information Form does not guarantee that your organization will be invited to submit a full proposal. Initial Information Forms are reviewed wholly within the discretion of Cisco and the Cisco Foundation. Review may take up to one business quarter (3 months).

Step 3: Full Proposal

If a Cisco grant administrator determines that your organization's program is aligned with Cisco's mission, strategic approach, and objectives for grant support, you will receive an invitation to submit a full proposal with an invitation code to the online application. If further information is needed, you will be contacted by a grant administrator. You can expect to hear from a grant administrator within one business quarter.

A request from Cisco to submit a full proposal application does not constitute a guarantee of funding.

Additional Information

Cisco is not responsible for any proposal related expenses incurred by your organization, at any step in the grant application process. Grant policies and requirements are subject to change without notice, and become effective immediately upon posting to this website. The interpretation of these policies is wholly within the discretion of Cisco and the Cisco Foundation. All grants are made at the discretion of Cisco and the Cisco Foundation. Qualification under the policies listed on this website does not entitle an organization to receive a grant. We reserve the right to decline to make any grant requested.