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02/16/18 5:00 PM PST
Grants of $15,000 to San Jose area, California nonprofit organizations for programs that enhance K-8 education, promote healthy lifestyles, and support violence prevention towards children. Potential applicants must take an eligibility quiz online by February 4, 2018. Qualifying organizations are located within a 50-mile radius of the funding source’s location in San Jose. Organizations to be funded must serve a population greater than 50% economically underserved relative to the average standards of the target geography
Silicon Valley Impact Cash Grants fund best-in-class programs working in the two areas listed below.
Education: K-8 Programs Only - Cisco seeks to invest in programs that make it possible for every child to attain a quality education as demonstrated by improved student attendance, behavior, and increased math, science or literacy course performance.
-Silicon Valley Impact Cash Grants support programs that successfully improve academic achievement and that benefit underserved populations.
-Cisco invests in organizations and strategic initiatives that improve literacy and science, and that increase graduates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
-Programs must impact an audience greater than 50% economically underserved, relative to the average standards of the target geography.
Critical Human Needs: Health Care Programs Only - Cisco seeks to invest in programs that promote wellness and positive health habits, especially in the areas of obesity and violence prevention as these epidemics affect children.
Silicon Valley Impact Cash Grants support health-related programs that benefit underserved populations and address one or more of the following:
-Programs that promote disease prevention and positive health habits.
-Children's health services and/or children's health education especially in the areas of obesity and violence prevention as these epidemics affect children.
-Programs that can be replicated through use of technology and offer online resources for clients and/or healthcare workers.
-Program must impact an audience greater than 50% economically underserved, relative to the average standards of the target geography.
Evaluation criteria: A grant committee consisting of trained Cisco employee volunteers evaluates each Silicon Valley Impact Grant proposal using the following criteria:
-Addresses a significant social problem with unmet need: The organization addresses a problem that affects a large number of lives within the target area, and which has detrimental effects on the lives of individuals within that community.
-Innovative and impactful approach to the social problem: The proposed program is innovative in its approach to meet the needs of the target population and has significant/lasting impact on those served.
-Incorporates metrics to measure program impact: The program defines and utilizes SMART metrics (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) to help Cisco and the grantee measure progress towards success. The highest priority and funding consideration is given to proposals that clearly articulate the planned impact of their efforts, as well as the metrics by which that impact will be measured.
-Serves at least 50% underserved population: The target audience of the program includes a minimum of 50% economically underserved populations relative to the average standards of the target geography.
-Utilizes and leverages technology: This is not required for funding consideration. However, priority is given to organizations that incorporate technology into program delivery and reach of services.
-Shows potential to leverage a strong relationship with Cisco employees: Volunteerism is not required for funding consideration. However, additional consideration may be given to organizations that are or can leverage Cisco employee volunteerism, expertise or leadership in their organization and/or in program delivery.
-Possesses outstanding leadership: The organization has an outstanding leader and/or management team with qualities and credible track record in the relevant area.
-Aligns with Cisco goals and values: The organization meets all the criteria, guidelines, and requirements as defined for Cisco's Silicon Valley Impact Cash Grant program.
GrantWatch ID#: 162817
Cisco awards US $15,000 Silicon Valley Impact Cash Grants to qualifying Bay Area nonprofit organizations.
Multi-year requests are not considered.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Take the Eligibility Quiz: http://cisco.cybergrants.com/svigquiz
Contact Form: https://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/siteassets/contacts/index.html
Online application (opens February 5): https://cisco.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=1484&x_proposal_type_id=352
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