Helping our communities

Investing for an Inclusive Future

Maria Martinez, Cisco Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, explains why Cisco is making a $150 million commitment to build an inclusive future and help HBCUs strategically recover and flourish.

People Behind CSR at Cisco: Hoa Tran makes a difference through community impact programs

Hoa Tran manages Cisco’s San Francisco Bay Area Community Impact Grants (CIG) program, and Habitat for Humanity Build Grants program, and other employee-engaged initiatives from the Cisco Foundation and the Public Benefit Investment (PBI) Team. Learn more about the important work she does in CSR.

Creating a pathway to opportunity through economic empowerment

For more than a decade, Cisco has invested in economic empowerment for underserved and underrepresented populations, by providing cash grants, donating Cisco technology, and contributing staff time and expertise to nonprofits that design and deliver technology-based solutions in three areas for thriving in a digital economy. 

From teacher to CEO: How CommonLit’s founder is using technology to impact millions of teachers and students

With Cisco’s support, CommonLit has created cutting-edge tools and expanded its services to reach underserved students in Latin America with localized materials in Spanish. We recently sat down with CommonLit's founder and CEO, Michelle Brown, to learn more.

A focus on access: Learning and digital skills development

As a leading technology company, Cisco is committed to offering inclusive access to digital skills training and supporting those who use technology in education. After all, even the most transformative innovations have no value if people don’t know how to use them, or don’t have access to them.

How access to technology in the classroom changed my life

Kyle Thornton, manager of the education investment portfolio for Cisco and the Cisco Foundation, shares how access to technology changed his life and how it continues to influence the work he does today, helping to create an inclusive future for all.

April 21, 2021

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Investing in a regenerative and sustainable future: Cisco Foundation adds new focus on climate solutions

The Cisco Foundation is committing $100 million over ten years to fund nonprofit grants and impact investing in climate solutions. Learn more from Cisco's SVP of Corporate Affairs, Tae Yoo.

A sweet year: The BUZZ around the Cisco beehives in RTP

Last year, we installed Cisco beehives near our Research Triangle Park campus, in partnership with Bee Downtown and the RTP Foundation.

From Cisco Live to Networking Academy: A donation of pi-top laptops engages students at a Tribal college

Cisco donated pi-top laptop kits to Cisco Networking Academy partners around the world, including Tribal College, Sitting Bull College, in North Dakota.