CISCO welcomes applications for Global Impact Cash Grants to all social innovators and organizations

About the Opportunity:

Cisco welcomes applications for Global Impact Cash Grants from community partners around the world who share their vision and offer an innovative approach to a critical social challenge

They identify, incubate, and develop innovative solutions with the most impact. Global Impact Cash Grants go to nonprofits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that address a significant social problem. They’re looking for programs that fit within their investment areas, serve the undeserved, and leverage technology to improve the reach and efficiency of services. They accept applications year-round from eligible organizations. An initial information form is used to determine whether your organization will be invited to complete a full application.

Eligibility requirements

Global Impact Cash Grants multiply the impact of eligible organizations around the globe with national or multinational operations. Before applying, invited nonprofits can determine their organization’s eligibility by reviewing the requirements below and the grant giving policies.

Organization Requirements;

  • Organizations from outside the U.S. must provide information and documents to determine whether the organization is the equivalent of a U.S. public charity.

  • Organizations to be funded must serve an audience greater than 65 percent economically under-served relative to the average standards of the target geography.

  • Organizations and programs must focus on at least one of our social investment areas: crisis response, access to education, or economic empowerment."

  • For each of these three investment areas, we will also consider proposals that address environmental sustainability within the context of that investment area

  • A nonprofit organization's overhead is not to exceed 25 percent.

  • The maximum request amount for first-time grant recipients is US$75,000.

Application Process:

Step 1: Eligibility quiz

Step 2: Initial information form

  • Eligible organizations will be invited to register and complete the online initial information form.

Step 3: Full proposal

  • If a Cisco grant administrator determines that your organization's program is aligned with Cisco's mission, strategic approach, and objectives for grant support, you will receive an invitation to submit a full proposal with an invitation code to the online application.

Benefits of the Opportunity:

  • Cash Funding of up to US$75,000.

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