Cisco offers two types of Product Grants:
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Small - Mid Sized Standard Product Grants support one to several sites. The number of users supported by this grant varies based on several factors.
Small - Mid Sized Standard Product Grants are administered through our Partner, TechSoup. Through TechSoup's intuitive shopping cart system, you can choose from a variety of Cisco networking products. Please note that TechSoupStock does not include Cisco list prices on their site. Instead, they list an administrative fee associated with each bundle or product.
For a list of available products and program restrictions, please visit the Cisco section at TechSoup.
If you require equipment above the TechSoup limit, or if the equipment you require is not offered above, then you should apply for a Customized Connectivity Product Grant.
Customized Connectivity Product Grants are all other grant requests including equipment that exceeds $20,000 list price and/or requests for products not supported at Techsoup such as IP Telephony or Large Campus Switches, etc. The typical Customized Connectivity Product Grant averages $30,000. There is no preset maximum for this type of grant.
Apply now for a Customized Connectivity Product Grant
Following are general guidelines for both Small - Mid Sized Standard Product Grants and Customized Connectivity Grants:
Cisco Product grants include FIVE FREE YEARS of Cisco's "SMARTnet" support service or similar. Your Cisco "SMARTnet" contract entitles you to:
Grants that are donated within 6 months of a sale are not considered as a donation by the IRS; instead the IRS considers these products an additional discount to the sale. Therefore, Product Grants cannot be given to organizations that have purchased Cisco equipment within the last six months, or who plan to purchase Cisco equipment within the next six months.
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.