The Sequoia Impact Program exists to help our communities flourish by unifying our network around important causes and taking action. At our annual Grove conference on March 4th, we announced several impact initiatives summarized here:

  1. Sequoia is championing health and wellbeing for underserved communities. We invite you to join our matching gift campaign!

    Last year, we raised and matched a total of $340K for COVID-19 relief, racial justice and health and wellbeing, and we look forward to expanding that effort this year. For the months of March and April, Sequoia will be matching all donations made to the Sequoia Impact Fund for Peer Health Exchange. Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. They do this by training college students to teach a skills-based health curriculum in under-resourced high schools across the country.

    Sequoia will match donations up to $250K towards this effort and will feature a new non-profit every 2 months. Donate through this link to participate in our matching program.
  2. Your attendance at The Grove resulted in $26,000 in donations to non-profit organizations!

    For each attendee at the conference, Sequoia gave $20 to a non-profit representing our impact pillars (Health, Economic Opportunity, Education, Diversity). Attendees got to direct their gift through real-time polling to one of the following organizations: Bring Change to Mind, Parikrma Humanity Foundation, Year Up and NAACP. Thank you for your attendance and participation.
  3. Sequoia hosted a panel to share the latest trends in corporate social responsibility and the fundamentals for impact program success, that you can view by registering here, going to the on-demand library and clicking on the link titled “HR and CSR Working Together in Dynamic Times.”

    Our panelists were Jessica Weare, VP of Social Responsibility at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Bryan Breckenridge, a 20-year Impact expert at various leading companies, and Adriana Asdourian from Sequoia Consulting Group.

Thank you for being part of our connected community for social good. We value our relationship with you!

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Diann Lawson – Diann is the Director of the Sequoia Impact Program, where she works to build a connected community for social good. She engages Sequoia team members, clients and extended network in giving back to the community through volunteerism, fundraising for causes, and learning about social challenges and how to take action. In her free time, Diann enjoys skiing, traveling and spending time with her family..