All Cisco requests are subject to a secondary eligibility review to verify that the organization meets Cisco's philanthropy guidelines. If an organization does not meet these guidelines, Cisco reserves the right to deny a donation request at any time. TechSoup will not process payments for denied requests and will return submitted checks to the organization.
Eligible: The following organization types are eligible to request products in this program.
Organizations that supply money, goods, or services to the poor
Job training, counseling, or assistance organizations
Organizations that provide rehabilitation to convicts, ex-convicts, alcoholics, drug abusers, or compulsive gamblers
Remedial reading and encouragement organizations
Low-income housing assistance organizations
Health clinics, rural medical facilities, hospices, blood banks
Mental health care organizations
Organizations that provide aid to persons with disabilities
Certain community service organizations that mainly serve the poor
Organizations that provide care and housing of children, work to prevent cruelty to children, and combat juvenile delinquency
Ineligible: The following organization types are not eligible to request products in this program.
Affiliates of a national organization, including the YMCA, Goodwill Industries, and the American Red Cross, that has more than 20 locations, even if those affiliates are considered separate entities and are not funded by the national organization
Religious organizations without a secular community designation. A secular designation is defined as an organization separate from the church or religious organization that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith.
Foundations, lending organizations, grantmaking organizations, or organizations that provide scholarships or other funding to individuals and other organizations
Sports, athletic, recreational, and social activity organizations
Youth service organizations, except those that provide basic human needs
Non-direct service organizations or referral services
Schools, colleges, and related organizations
Cultural, historical, and other educational activity organizations
Organizations that provide care and housing for the aged, even if previously eligible
Publishing, radio and television, film production, discussion, non-scientific study and research, and information giving and opinion organizations
Hospitals, fire departments, nursing homes, and ambulatory services
Day care centers or child care activities
Conservation, environmental, and beautification activity organizations
Scientific research organizations
Business and professional organizations
Farming and related activity organizations
Employee membership benefit organizations
Litigation and legal aid organizations
Legislative and political activity organizations
Civil rights organizations
Credit counseling services or financial education
Advocacy organizations, including Planned Parenthood organizations
Existing customers: Organizations that have purchased Cisco products within the last three months or that plan to purchase Cisco products in the next three months are not eligible for products in this program.
Substitutions: Cisco may substitute functionally equivalent products in a request.
Territories: Organizations in U.S. territories may not request products in this program.
Terms of service: Organizations that request Cisco products must agree to any applicable terms of service.
Cisco products only: Cisco requests may not include non-Cisco products. Organizations must request products from other programs separately so they are not subject to the Cisco processing delay.
Anti-discrimination policy: Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive products in this program.
Case study: Recipient organizations must be willing and able to provide information to Cisco for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
Products will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
Recipient organizations may not transfer or resell Cisco products.