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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.

Marqeta Cares is our corporate social responsibility program

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

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

Use our financial and human capital to advance economic opportunity

Career advancement for communities where we do business

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

“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 CEO of Marqeta

Innovative sustainability initiatives aim to make a positive impact on our environment

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

74%

of plastic never gets recycled

37M

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.”

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.

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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

9

nonprofit partners funded in 2021

10

hours paid volunteer time annually for employees

400k

company shares being donated to nonprofits

380k

pounds of ocean bound plastic will be offset in 2021

These programs are having a measurable impact

9

nonprofit partners funded in 2021

10

hours paid volunteer time annually for employees

400K

company shares being donated to nonprofits

380K

pounds of ocean bound plastic will be offset in 2021

Marqeta corporate responsibility news

Aug 17, 2021 2 min read

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.

Mar 11, 2021 3 min read

Marqeta deepens its commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

As the pandemic raged and Black Lives Matter called attention to systemic racism and violence, we asked ourselves what we could do to support resilience in the communities where we live and work.
Mar 31, 2020 4 min read

Marqeta announces Oaklanders Supporting Oaklanders Initiative

We are proud to introduce Marqeta’s Oaklanders Supporting Oaklanders Initiative, an effort to support the small business in our community that have lost a dramatic volume of business and revenue during these unprecedented times

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