Cisco Takeback and Recycle Program
Cisco is a green company. Donated Cisco products that are no longer useful or have reached their end of life can be returned to Cisco through the Takeback and Recycle program. It is open to all users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries.
Cisco Product Grant Program
The Cisco Product Grant Program is another option for some nonprofits to receive Cisco networking products. This program offers individual nonstandard networking bundles as donations to select nonprofits. For more information, see the Cisco Product Grant program.
Eligible organizations can receive donations from either the Cisco donation program at TechSoup or the Cisco Product Grant Program, but they can't receive donations from both programs during the same fiscal year.
Unless you have a dedicated networking or IT professional on staff, you should consider hiring a consultant. The administrative fee for Cisco products doesn't include installation of your networking equipment.