Cisco Among Top Bay Area Philanthropists
Cisco was recognized yesterday by the San Francisco Business Times as #6 on its list of Top Corporate Philanthropists in the Greater Bay Area.
Cisco has a long history of supporting the communities where its employees live and work.
For example, one of Cisco’s longest-running traditions is a special program for Bay Area nonprofits, which has offered Community Impact Cash Grants to carefully selected community organizations for more than a decade. In recent years, the grant amount has been set at $15,000 each for programs focused on K-8 education and health. Cisco employee volunteers drive every aspect of the grantmaking process – from evaluating the applications to performing site visits to identifying the strongest applicants from a large and worthy pool.
Cisco gave $12.3 million to Bay Area-based charities in fiscal year 2012.
Read more about our current grantees at csr.cisco.com.