Our Values

Q2’s Mission

Q2’s mission to build strong and diverse communities by strengthening their financial institutions influences every aspect of our work. Beyond its importance in our daily operations, this motivating maxim is the cornerstone of our collaborative company culture.

I Am Q2

Q2’s 10 Guiding Principles

Founder Hank Seale established Q2 on ten guiding principles that influence the work we do (and how we do it).

  • 1

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
  • 2

    Say what you do and do what you say
  • 3

    Success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration
  • 4

    Change is good
  • 5

    Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking
  • 6

    Communicate! If you don’t know, ask. If you don’t agree, say so

  • 7

    When in doubt, the customer is always right

  • 8

    Watch the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves

  • 9

    The devil (or angel) is in the details

  • 10

    Hard work gets noticed. Results get rewarded

Community is our mission

We believe in the power of volunteerism — and our global team members are strengthening communities where they live and work by supporting relevant causes they believe in. Team members can multiply their impact with additional financial contributions made by Q2.

Strengthening communities

Our team members invest resources, time, and passion into causes that matter to them. Q2 employees support dozens of wide-reaching organizations such as Girlstart, whose mission is to increase girls' interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally recognized informal STEM education programs.

Other deserving beneficiaries include The Trevor Project benefiting LGBTQIA+ communities, Breakthrough T1D, and Homes for our Troops, a group building specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans.

Global reach

As a global company, Q2’s charitable reach crosses borders, supporting organizations like World Central Kitchen, which provides meals in response to global crises, and Akshaya Patra Foundation, dedicated to tackling childhood hunger and malnutrition in India.

Growing generosity

In 2020, Q2’s internship program adopted a community service component, underscoring our ever-growing commitment to the communities we call home.

The Q2 Philanthropy Fund

Q2 has a long history of providing grants to philanthropic organizations in our global communities. The Q2 Philanthropy Fund builds on this tradition, making these efforts stronger, more powerful, more accessible, and transparent to everyone.

Our grant application process is managed by the Austin Community Foundation (ACF).

Through Q2’s Philanthropy Fund, nonprofit organizations located in areas where Q2 has an office are welcome to apply for a grant. These areas include Austin, TX; Cary, NC; Charlotte, NC; Des Moines, IA; Lincoln, NE; Minneapolis, MN; London, UK; Sydney, Australia; Bangalore, India, and Toronto, Canada.

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 also highlight the importance of inclusion through networking groups and collaboration programs designed to address the needs of building community within Q2. These groups include Black Q2, Gente de Q2, Q2 Pride, Q2 Veterans & Allies, and Q2 Women.