The Cisco Foundation

The Cisco Foundation was established in 1997 by a gift from Cisco. We make strategic grants to programs with long-lasting impact on a local, national, and global scale. We also empower employees to give more through our matching gifts program.

During an Ashwini Charitable Trust community service day, the India Civic Council donated and installed a library system and computer network. It also held a Kids Teach Kids day in April 2008, during which children of Cisco employees taught first-generation learners at Ashwini how to use the Internet. In addition, a video essay contest invited these children to learn digital technology and create videos that were posted on YouTube.

Last September, as part of a pilot program to encourage employees in emerging countries to contribute, Cisco lowered the level at which Cisco matches employee donations in India from $50 to $12.
This helped the Akshaya Patra Foundation to provide midday meals every day for one year to 10,700 children within a 10-kilometer radius of Cisco’s Bangalore campus.

Chief Globalization Officer and Executive Vice President of Cisco Services, Wim Elfrink, along with Cisco volunteers in Bangalore, India for the Hunger Relief campaign by Cisco Pics.Y.E.onDOMReady(show_notes_initially);

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Serving lunch at a local school, chief globalization officer and executive vice president of Cisco Services, Wim Elfrink, along with Cisco volunteers in Bangalore, India raise awareness about the Hunger Relief campaign which is expected to provide midday. Read More

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