Cisco feels a responsibility to measure the impact of our product grants on the community. This site reports case studies and summary information about how the product grants affect the organizations that receive them.
The Coalition of Orange County Community Clinics (2008 April)
Charity Technology Exchange (2007 December)
TechSoup Partnership Goes Global (2007 October)
The Midnight Mission of Los Angeles (2006 May)
Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center (HSDC) of Seattle (2006 March)
Please refer to the following charts for information on Cisco's Product Grant activity in FY2012 by funding area and geographic region.
As part of the Metrics and Measurements of our product grants, we require our grantee organizations to participate in two short surveys -- one prior to implementation and one after -- to help evaluate the impact of the product grants. The following slides summarize these impact surveys for Cisco's Fiscal Year 2012.
Our Employee Product Donation Program empowers our staff to purchase Cisco equipment at a significant discount and then donate it to qualified nonprofit organizations and schools in the United States.
The Cisco Research Center makes equipment donations to universities as part of an award for a peer-reviewed and approved research proposal. Details at www.cisco.com/research.