Our purpose is to pay it forward

We aspire to have a positive global impact by making complex payments infrastructure accessible. We partner with people with shared values to work toward leveling the playing field for innovation and financial access.

MQ Cares

Marqeta Cares is our corporate social responsibility program

Marqeta Cares seeks to create inclusive communities and build pathways to economic prosperity.

Our social impact priorities are guided by principles


Invest in financial health, small business development, entrepreneurship, and education


Career advancement for communities where we do business


Use our financial and human capital to advance economic opportunity


Generate positive impact for our communities, our environment, our customers, and our company

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“Our mission to become the gold standard for modern money movement means more than technology. It means doing business in a responsible way that leaves our planet in a better place for our children and generations to come.”

Jason Gardner, Founder and Executive Chairman Marqeta


Innovative sustainability

Marqeta is on a mission to achieve plastic neutrality where our total plastic footprint equals the plastic we save from the environment


of plastic never gets recycled


metric tons of plastic enters our ocean every year


Marqeta has a responsibility as a modern card issuer to offer recycled plastic cards

Marqeta offers customers the innovative choice to use recycled plastic cards to dramatically reduce waste.


Offsetting ocean-bound plastic makes our world cleaner

Marqeta is partnering with rePurpose Global to remove 380K pounds of ocean-bound plastic in 2021 equal to 34M plastic cards.

rePurpose Global’s mission is to help people take stock of their plastic footprint and its consequences, offering up solutions to remove and recover as much plastic waste from nature as they use. We’re delighted to see a company of Marqeta’s size and stature tackle this issue head-on.

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Svanika Balasubramanian,

Co-Founder and CEO at rePurpose Global

We give back a mix of time, equity, product & profits to a variety of charities & businesses

With our charitable giving program, we fund nonprofits focused on closing the education gap and serving communities of color.


Employees volunteer in our community to make a difference

Marqeta partners with local charitable nonprofits and gives each employee 10 hours of paid volunteer time annually.

The Hidden Genius Project, which trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills, is honored to partner with the Marqeta Cares program to support our youth. Marqeta’s investment will help us continue to scale services to fight for racial equity.


Denzel Russell,

Communications Manager at The Hidden Genius Project


These programs are having a measurable impact


nonprofit partners funded in 2021


hours paid volunteer time annually for employees


company shares being donated to nonprofits


pounds of ocean bound plastic will be offset in 2021

Marqeta corporate responsibility news


Aug 17, 2021

Marqeta launches recycled plastic card initiative to offset plastic footprint

Through Marqeta’s recycled plastic card initiative, customers will be able to order physical cards made from 43 percent recycled material, offered in partnership with our card fulfillment partner Perfect Plastic Printing.

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August 31, 2022

Marqeta earns spot on PEOPLE® Companies that Care 2022

We’re honored to share that we’ve been named one of PEOPLE® Companies that Care 2022. This is our first time being named to this list of 100 exceptional companies, coming in at 67th place.


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