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Erin Connor

Critical Human Needs Portfolio Manager

Cisco Corporate Affairs & Cisco Foundation

Erin manages Cisco’s Critical Human Needs funding portfolio, which provides cash and product grants to non-profits that are using innovative technologies to increase access to food, water, shelter or disaster relief.

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Simprints: Using touchless biometrics to facilitate access to healthcare

Cisco first began supporting Simprints in 2018 to help customize and test mobile camera-based biometrics using facial recognition. Learn more about our partnership.

A social good data platform transforming global COVID response through citizen engagement

For countless people around the world, Ushahidi’s open source data platform has been a lifeline during the global response to COVID. Learn more.

Mercy Corps reports on year three of Technology for Impact partnership with Cisco

Technology for Impact is a 5-year collaboration between Mercy Corps and Cisco to unlock new possibilities and reach more people through technology.

Why we need big tech to prevent future health crises (and no, it’s not what you might think)

Big tech investment in infrastructure and support for biometric solutions will save lives. Find out how in this guest post from Cisco NGO partner Simprints.

Meet the nonprofits helping first responders

Cisco has always supported nonprofits working to help first responders. Since March, we’ve provided funding to four strategic nonprofit partners that are working to ensure that first responders have the support they need.

Digital solutions connect farmers to markets during uncertain times

Food supply chains have recently been disrupted. Here's how Digital Green is meeting the needs of farmers to make sure their crops can get to the market.

Meet the nonprofits helping the most vulnerable

Cisco has always supported nonprofits working to help these at-risk people and families. Since March, we’ve provided additional funding to three strategic nonprofit partners that are working to help our most vulnerable citizens access the care and services they need.

Meet the nonprofits helping those who are facing hunger and food insecurity

Cisco has always supported nonprofits working to help reduce food insecurity. Since March, we’ve provided additional funding to four strategic nonprofit partners that are working to ensure that families have food on the table. Here is how Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley, Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, and Replate are taking action.