Austin FC and Q2 to Award Grants to Local Nonprofits Through Second Annual Q-mmunity Gives Grant Program

Three (3) $50,000 grants will be awarded to organizations dedicated to supporting the advancement of underrepresented communities in Central Texas

AUSTIN, Texas-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Austin FC and Q2 Holdings Inc. announced today that the organizations are joining forces again to support local nonprofits dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in Central Texas through their Q – Committed to community gives. which is returning for a second consecutive year after launching in 2021.

As part of the annual program, Austin FC and Q2 will award three (3) separate grants totaling $50,000 to three (3) nonprofit organizations totaling $150,000 focused on empowering underrepresented communities in the following impact areas focus: education, job skills and readiness, and health and wellness.

Last year, central Texas nonprofits Con Mi MADRE, Urban Roots, and Science Mill were named the inaugural Q-Mmunity Gives grantees.

“Having seen the success of the Q-mmunity Gives grant program in its first year, we are honored to once again work with Q2 on this important initiative that benefits Austin’s incredible nonprofit community,” said Andy Loughnane, President by Austin F.C. “We hope these grants will help recipients meet their goals while empowering underrepresented people in our area.”

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“We are excited to launch the second annual Q-mmunity Gives grant program, which brings together Q2, Austin FC and local nonprofits to advance underrepresented communities in Central Texas,” said Matt Flake, chief executive officer at Q2. “We are proud to support this impactful initiative, which allows us to provide three worthy organizations with the means and resources needed to advance their mission and service to the community.”

For a grant application to be considered eligible, it must meet the following criteria:

  • Organizations must commit to supporting and promoting equity and inclusion in the Central Texas community.

  • The programme/project must fall within one or more of the following impact areas: education, job skills and readiness, and health and well-being.

  • The program/project must be local to central Texas.

  • The application must come from an organization (no grants are awarded to individuals).

  • Funds requested must be used to implement a project. Capacity grants are not awarded by the Q-Mmunity Gives grant program.

  • The organization must be certified as exempt from tax under Section 501©(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code and cannot be a private foundation as defined in Section 509(a) of that Code. The organization must be in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Texas Franchise Tax Board, and the Texas Secretary of State.

The Austin FC and the Q2 Q-Mmunity Gives Grant Committee are accepting applications from today, October 5th, through October 25th.

Organizations interested in applying for a Q-Mmunity Gives grant can do so by clicking here.

About Austin F.C

Austin FC joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the 27th in the leagueth Club in January 2019. Austin FC officially competed in MLS in April 2021, playing its first home game on June 19, 2021 at Austin’s new, 100% privately funded, $260 million, state-of-the-art Q2 Stadium.

Austin FC operates the Austin FC Academy, the fully funded development academy that represents the highest level of competition for elite youth soccer players in Central Texas while serving as the exclusive development path to MLS for the area’s most talented young players.

About Q2 Holdings Inc.

Q2 is a financial experiences company dedicated to providing digital banking and lending solutions to banks, credit unions, alternative finance and fintech companies in the US and internationally. With comprehensive end-to-end solution sets, Q2 enables its partners to deliver cohesive, secure, and data-driven experiences to every account holder – from consumers to small businesses and corporations. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Q2 has offices worldwide and is traded on the NYSE under the stock symbol QTWO. To learn more, please visit Q2.com.

contacts

Ryan Madden, Vice President of Communications and Media, Austin FC

C: 805.453.4488 / E: [email protected]
Cameron Koubek, Communications and Media Coordinator, Austin FC

C: 301.526.1542 / E: [email protected]
Emely Alvarado, Communications and Media Coordinator, Austin FC

C: 512.550.6407 / E: [email protected]
Carly Baker, Marketing Communications Specialist, Q2

C: 210.391.1706 / E: [email protected]

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