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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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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.

Using technology to protect vulnerable communities

Since 2007, Cisco has helped Mercy Corps leverage technology to provide emergency response and economic empowerment programming. That technology foundation is informing the NGO's pandemic response in the following ways:

Why we need field-based data systems for water quality

Find out how Akvo’s world-class field-based water quality testing solution saves lives by making data available about the presence of contaminants that make water unsafe to drink.

Turning Crisis into Possibility on World Refugee Day

Today, World Refugee Day, is an opportunity for us to recognize organizations that are doing this important work right now around the world.