Cisco committing $225 mn to COVID-19

Cisco is committing $225 million in cash, in-kind, and planned-giving to support both the global and local response to COVID-19.

In addition, the company is rallying 77,000 employees and encouraging them to give what they can to help community partners on the front lines bolster their operations in this time of need.

The company is allocating $8 million in cash and $210 million in product to the global coronavirus response. Cisco is focusing these resources on supporting healthcare and education, government response and critical technology. Part of this will go to the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, supporting the World Health Organization’s (WHO) worldwide efforts to help prevent, detect and manage the spread of COVID-19.

Through Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) program, Cisco is providing funding for heads of state, government agencies and businesses to rapidly deploy COVID-19-related technology solutions. The company is also empowering those on the front lines with access to critical technologies with free Webex and Security offers.

Cisco employees are reaching out to contribute to the nonprofits helping their communities over the past few months. To support this, Cisco Foundation has launched a campaign allocating up to $5 million in grants and matching funds to make this happen.

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