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 once again teaming up to support local nonprofits dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in Central Texas through its Q-mmunity Gives grant program, which returns for a second-consecutive year after launching in 2021.
As part of the annual program, Austin FC and Q2 will award three (3) separate $50,000 grants to three (3) nonprofit organizations, altogether totaling $150,000, that focus on the advancement of underrepresented communities through the following impact areas: education, job skills and readiness, and health and wellness.
“After seeing the success of the Q-mmunity Gives grant program in its first year, we’re honored to once again work alongside Q2 on this important initiative benefiting Austin’s incredible nonprofit community,” said Austin FC President Andy Loughnane. “Our hope is that these grants will help recipients meet their objectives while simultaneously advancing underrepresented people in our region.”
“We look forward to kicking off the second annual Q-mmunity Gives grant program, which brings together Q2, Austin FC and local nonprofits in pursuit of advancing underrepresented communities in Central Texas,” said Matt Flake, Chief Executive Officer at Q2. “We’re proud to support this impactful initiative, which allows us to help equip three deserving organizations with the funds 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 be committed to supporting and promoting equity and inclusion in the Central Texas Community.
- The program/project must fall within one or more of the following impact areas: education, job skills and readiness, and health and wellness.
- The program/project must be local to Central Texas.
- The request must come from an organization (no funding will be made to individuals).
- Requested funds 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 tax-exempt under Section 501© (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and not 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 Q2 Q-mmunity Gives Grant Committee will accept applications beginning today, Oct. 5, through Oct. 25.
Organizations wishing to apply for a Q-mmunity Gives grant can do so by clicking here.
About Austin FC
Austin FC joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the League’s 27th club in January 2019. Austin FC officially began competing in MLS in April 2021 and played its first match at home on June 19, 2021 in the new, 100% privately financed, $260 million, state-of-the-art Q2 Stadium in Austin.
Austin FC operates the Austin FC Academy, the fully funded developmental academy representing the highest level of competition for elite youth soccer players in Central Texas, while serving as the exclusive developmental pathway to MLS for the region’s most talented young players.
About Q2 Holdings Inc.
Q2 is a financial experience company dedicated to providing digital banking and lending solutions to banks, credit unions, alternative finance, and fintech companies in the U.S. and internationally. With comprehensive end-to-end solution sets, Q2 enables its partners to provide cohesive, secure, data-driven experiences to every account holder – from consumer to small business and corporate. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Q2 has offices worldwide and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the stock symbol QTWO. To learn more, please visit Q2.com.
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