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 levelling the playing field for innovation and financial access.

MQ Cares

Marqeta Cares is our corporate social responsibility programme

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

CEO-Jason-Gardner-about us

“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


tonnes of plastic enters our ocean every year

Marqeta launches recycled plastic card initiative

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.

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

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


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 programmes 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


March 28, 2023

Marqeta and WorkWhile partner on accelerated wage access card solution

Marqeta announces partnership with WorkWhile to power accelerated wage access to its workers with a new debit card solution.


April 4, 2023

Marqeta celebrates Women's History Month

Marqeta celebrates Women's History Month with various thought-provoking events that celebrated women and promoted the fight for equality.


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