Giving Back

A vision to make
a significant positive impact in the world

The Sequoia Impact Program exists to leverage our team’s unique abilities and mobilize the Sequoia network to improve our local and global communities. We do this by providing healthcare and educational support to empower those in need.

Sequoia will be matching donations to our Coronavirus Response Fund up to $100K. Learn More

The Sequoia Impact Fund

The Sequoia Impact Fund is a charitable giving account that advances our philanthropic efforts in our local and global communities. 

Sequoia Coronavirus Response Fund

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Sequoia is making a dollar-for-dollar match up to $100K to the Sequoia Coronavirus Response Fund. All donations are tax-deductible and will go to the non-profit organizations best equipped to respond to those in need. Together, we can make a meaningful positive impact.  

List of non-profit organizations receiving funds

Donations to Sequoia Coronavirus Response Fund Will Go to the Following Organizations:

Local/Regional

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) SVCF is leading the Bay Area regional response to this pandemic. Funds going to SVCF will go to vetted local organizations across ten Bay Area counties to support immediate efforts to help those in our community most affected by the disease and its impact.

Additional local non-profits making an impact. Our Sequoia Impact Team and Advisors will continue to evaluate and support non-profits that help underserved and vulnerable communities battling the effects of COVID-19.

National

The CDC Foundation is raising funds to help respond to the pandemic where federal and state funding is not available, including purchasing and delivering food and medical needs to quarantined and isolated individuals. They work closely with state, local, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this health threat.

Global

COVID-19 Response Fund is raising funds to support the World Health Organization in their efforts to prevent, detect and respond to the pandemic, and develop vaccines, tests and treatments.

Global Giving Recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), Global Giving is a crowdfunding community that quickly delivers funds to vetted community-led organizations that are best-suited to respond to the unique needs of their community.

The Sequoia Impact Fund is a Corporate Advised Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), a 501(c)(3) public charity registered in the United States, EIN# 20-5205488. Contributions are processed by SVCF and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You’ll receive a donation confirmation receipt for tax purposes. Additionally, SVCF will send a formal acknowledgment letter with tax-deductible language to those who provide their address.

Raised to help build a school in the village of Kalthana, India

People engaged in volunteerism and giving back through our program

Care packages lovingly made for children experiencing homelessness

History of giving back

Founded in 2014, Sequoia Impact gives back. We partner with charities, volunteer, raise funds and champion a better future for people and communities in need.

Charities we’ve worked with

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We host resume workshops and mentor at-risk youth

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We donate overnight care packages for homeless children

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We provide volunteer support and loving care for children (and their families) who face life-limiting health conditions

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We create Mother’s Day gift bags for women seeking refuge from domestic violence

We support a village in India by fundraising, sending a team to help build a school and providing classroom supplies

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We host clothing drives for low-income workers entering the workforce

We sponsor and participate in “Out of the Darkness” Community Walks to help save lives and address mental health challenges

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We facilitate workshops that champion mental health for middle and high school students

Impact supporters speak

“I was so proud today to hear about Sequoia’s involvement in Out of Darkness. Suicide and suicide awareness are topics that people are shy, embarrassed, or even too ashamed to talk about. I love that Sequoia is helping to change that.”

Marie

“This cause and organization is very important to me personally and it really means so much to see Sequoia not only participate but sponsor the AFSP and the walks. Thank you!”

Andrea

“I am grateful to work for a company that values and works to champion mental health and compassionate care. I lost my cousin to cancer last year and have found art to be very therapeutic in my grieving process. I created handmade cards representing our community partners and their missions. I hope that they bring as much joy to them as it did for me while creating them.”

Thao

“I just want to say how grateful we are to Sequoia for today’s excellent HR Thought Leadership: Building a Social Impact Program. Great insights, especially the importance of listening to your workers and having executive leadership engagement.”

Chris

Client referral impact

Sequoia takes pride in supporting people-first organizations and giving back to the communities where we live and work.

That’s why when you refer a contact to Sequoia, we’ll make a $500 donation to the Sequoia Impact Fund when they become a client. Your referrals are just one of the many ways you can join us and our partner charities in making a positive impact for social good.

Visit the Sequoia Impact website 

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