Cisco Eligibility Criteria

 

 
  • Quantity: Eligible organisations may request one donation of Cisco products per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) with administrative fees totalling up to €800. TechSoup will cancel requests that exceed this limit.
  • Budget: Organisations with annual operating budget of €6 million or less are eligible for products in this program.
  • Nonprofits only:
  • Products in this program are available only to Irish organisations which are: (1) approved bodies authorised for tax relief on donations; (2) charitable organisations registered with the CRA; (3) sports bodies with tax exemption; or (4) companies limited by guarantee registered with the CRO and operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.
  • All Cisco requests are subject to a secondary eligibility review to verify that the organisation meets Cisco's philanthropy guidelines. If an organisation does not meet these guidelines, Cisco reserves the right to deny a donation request at any time. 
  • Organisation types:
  • Eligible: The following organization types are eligible to request products in this program.
    • Organisations that supply money, goods, or services to the poor
    • Job training, counseling, or assistance organisations
    • Organisations that provide rehabilitation to convicts, ex-convicts, alcoholics, drug abusers, or compulsive gamblers
    • Remedial reading and encouragement organisations
    • Low and moderate income housing assistance organisations
    • Organisations that provide aid to persons with disabilities
    • Certain community service organisations that mainly serve the poor
    • Organisations that provide care and housing of children, work to prevent cruelty to children, and combat juvenile delinquency
  • Ineligible: The following organisation types are not eligible to request products in this program.
    • Affiliates of a national organisation that has more than 20 locations, even if those affiliates are considered separate entities and are not funded by the national organisation
    • Religious organisations without a secular community designation. A secular designation is defined as an organisation separate from the church or religious organisation that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith.
    • Mental health care organisations
    • Foundations, lending organisations, grantmaking organisations, or organisations that provide scholarships or other funding to individuals and other organisations
    • Sports, athletic, recreational, and social activity organisations
    • Youth service organisations, except those that provide basic human needs
    • Camps
    • Non-direct service organisations or referral services
    • Schools, colleges, and related organisations
    • Cultural, historical, and other educational activity organisations
    • Organisations 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 organisations
    • Hospitals, fire departments, nursing homes, and ambulatory services
    • Health clinics, rural medical facilities, hospices, blood banks
    • Day care centers or child care activities
    • Conservation, environmental, and beautification activity organisations
    • Scientific research organisations
    • Business and professional organisations
    • Farming and related activity organisations
    • Mutual organisations
    • Employee membership benefit organisations
    • Litigation and legal aid organisations
    • Legislative and political activity organisations
    • Civil rights organisations
    • Credit counseling services or financial education
    • Advocacy organisations, including Planned Parenthood organizations
    • Libraries
  • Existing customers: Organisations 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.
  • Terms of service: Organisations that request Cisco products must agree to any applicable terms of service.
  • Cisco products only: Cisco requests may not include non-Cisco products. Organisations must request products from other programs separately so they are not subject to the Cisco processing delay.
  • Anti-discrimination policy: Organisations 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. Organisations 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 organisations must be willing and able to provide information to Cisco for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
  • Product distribution:
  • Products will be distributed under this program to qualifying organisations only, not to individuals.
  • Recipient organisations may not transfer or resell Cisco products.