Twelve non-profits across the globe to receive award grants to further their mission and goals
AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 17) Q2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: QTWO), a leading provider of digital transformation solutions for banking and lending, today announced the inaugural grant recipients of the Q2 Philanthropy Fund. The new initiative is led in partnership with Austin Community Foundation (ACF), a grantmaking public charity, to make it easier and more accessible for non-profit organizations to apply for grants from Q2.
In the spirit of Q2 Spark, Q2’s corporate social responsibility program dedicated to igniting a community of philanthropists, a committee of Q2 employees was built to review nominations and select the grant recipients objectively. The 12 non-profits will each receive (1) $10,000 grant to further their goals and initiatives across the globe, enabling the organizations to have an even bigger impact on the communities they serve.
“We are thrilled to announce the inaugural grant recipients of the Q2 Philanthropy Fund,” said Kim Rutledge, executive vice president of People at Q2. “These deserving organizations are making a tangible impact within their respective communities, and we are proud to help provide the resources needed to extend the reach of their missions. Our partnership with Austin Community Foundation makes it easier for non-profit organizations to apply for grants from Q2, and it's exciting to see the fruits of that effort come together.”
The inaugural grant recipients of the Q2 Philanthropy Fund include the following non-profits:
BIG LOVE CANCER CARE (Austin, TX)
CEDARS Home for Children (Lincoln, NE)
Cheyanna's Champions 4 Children (CC4C) (Austin, TX)
Girlstart (Austin, TX)
Junior Achievement of Lincoln, Inc. (Lincoln, NE)
Keep Austin Beautiful, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Mobile Loaves & Fishes (Austin, TX)
Multicultural Refugee Coalition (Austin, TX)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas (Austin, TX)
SAFE Alliance (Austin, TX)
The Akshaya Patra Foundation (Bangalore, India)
Triangle Land Conservancy (Cary, NC)
“We’re proud to partner with Q2 on the development and facilitation of a transparent, equitable grantmaking process for the inaugural grant cycle of the Q2 Philanthropy Fund, said Mike Nellis, CEO, Austin Community Foundation. “Congratulations to the grants review team and the first cohort of nonprofits selected to receive grant funding for their work to build strong and diverse communities.”
In 2021, Q2 launched Q2 Spark, its corporate social responsibility program dedicated to igniting a community of philanthropists within Q2 and serving local communities. Q2 employees embraced Spark, and in 2021 alone, employee giving increased by 116%, and included more than $900 thousand in donations to philanthropic organizations and over 4,000 volunteer hours served in local communities. The Q2 Philanthropy Fund is a part of Q2 Spark.
To learn more about the Q2 Philanthropy Fund, please visit: https://www.q2.com/q2-philanthopy-fund