We're stronger together

Q2 is dedicated to strengthening communities

Q2’s mission is to build strong and diverse communities by strengthening their financial institutions. For us, community means the regions our customers call home, the cities we work in, and our global employee community. As a part of this mission, Q2 team members give their time, resources, talent, and expertise to impact our neighbors, our customers, and one another. All it takes is one person to spark a change, create something new, launch a great idea, but it takes many to make it grow. That’s who we are at Q2, innovators who make the world better, together.

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Meaningful help for relevant causes

Our teams invest resources, time, and passion into causes that matter. Q2 supports dozens of wide-reaching organizations, such as the African American Leadership InstituteBlack Girls CodeCode2College, and YearUp, promoting success of people of color in leadership and technology. Other deserving beneficiaries include Resource Center helping LGBTQ communities, JDRF, and Homes for our Troops, a group helping veterans rebuild their lives with specially adapted homes.

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Two teams. One community.

By sponsoring Austin FC’s Q2 Stadium, we’re sharing our unwavering commitment to strengthen the Austin community by bringing it together in new ways. And together, we’re launching new community programs – like an annual $150,000 non-profit giving campaign and the $100,000 Dream Starter Competition for Austin entrepreneurs. Soccer brings people from all walks of life and all over the world together—and we want to be a part of that in our own community here in Austin.

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Have a dream? Austin FC and Q2 can help make it a reality.

Q2 and Austin FC are partnering to kick off the Dream Starter competition to help underrepresented entrepreneurs in Austin turn their business dreams into reality. The first winner of the Dream Starter competition will be announced at the inaugural Austin FC match on June 19, 2021 at the Q2 Stadium. The Dream Starter Competition contestants will have a chance to win $100,000 in funds to help jumpstart or accelerate their entrepreneurial venture.

Dream Starter is a collaborative effort inspired by Austin FC’s focus on inclusivity through equity, Q2’s mission to builder stronger and more diverse communities, and DivInc’s focus on connecting underrepresented entrepreneurs with the resources they need to build profitable, high-growth companies. Together, we hope to help deserving, amazing Austinites break through barriers and turn their ingenuity into successful, growing businesses.

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As a global company, Q2’s charitable reach crosses borders, supporting organizations like International Relief Teams, which works to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and disaster, and HelpAge India, dedicated to working with and for disadvantaged elderly.

Fostering connections that create long-term action can build equity, opportunity, and a higher quality of life for all of Austin’s citizens. With this in mind, Q2 is one of the first corporate sponsors of Austin’s African American Leadership Institute, which focuses on increasing civic awareness, advancement opportunities, and employee retention for Austin’s Black population.

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COMMUNITY IS OUR MISSION

We believe in the power of community – and our global team supports relevant causes they believe in and strengthen the communities they serve. Through the use of the Qmmunity volunteerism tracking tool, team members’ volunteer hours can translate to additional financial contributions by Q2.
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Q2’s mission to strengthen communities translates to our employee community. We work hard to provide ways for team members to stay connected, engaged, productive, and well, especially as the way Q2 team members around the world work is redefined following COVID-19.

Q2 Compassion Fund

We believe in the power of helping each other. That’s why we created the Q2 Compassion Fund to give Q2 team members an avenue to share their resources with fellow employees experiencing hardships and disasters.

Support for Diverse Populations

The importance of diverse communities has never been clearer. By sponsoring events such as the Texas Conference for Women, we prioritize fresh perspectives. We highlight the importance of inclusion networking groups and collaboration programs designed to address the needs of diverse groups, including the lgbt+ community, people of color, and more.

One of the things I love most about being a part of Q2 is how they support giving back to the community. As an employee, I have so many options to give back. When COVID-19 essentially eliminated in-person fundraising for my daughter’s cheer team, I was able to use my COVID-19 wellness stipend to donate towards team supplies.

JASMINE WILSON, PROJECT MANAGER

COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 reshaped the way Q2 takes care of its employee community. Across the globe, we’ve adapted in response, deploying a number of supportive programs for Q2’s remote workforce, including:

  • Office furniture, equipment and supplies to make working at home more comfortable
  • Virtual wellness activities and opportunities to connect ranging from yoga to exercise classes to game nights to cocktail hours and more
  • Subscription to mindfulness and meditation app
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