Austin, Texas is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities, and over the years has become a major tech hub and professional sports destination, furthering the enhancement of its culture and diversity. With this growth, the opportunity to support the city’s diverse population has become more apparent. Austin FC and Q2 are envisioning a Central Texas community where everyone has the opportunity and access to the resources they need to thrive.

Together, Austin FC + Q2 are teaming up to support local nonprofits dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in Central Texas. As part of the annual program, Austin FC and Q2 will award three (3) separate $50,000 grants to three (3) nonprofit organizations that focus on the advancement of underrepresented communities, through the following impact areas: Education, Job Skills & Readiness, and Health & Wellness.

2023 Q-mmunity Gives Grant Recipients

The CareBOX Program mission is to prevent malnutrition, infections, and injuries from falls by providing free essential care supplies to cancer patients in CentralTexas who are recovering from cancer at home. Our patients are typically the underserved in our community.

“I want to express our profound gratitude for the grant provided to CareBOX Program, said Ms. Chandler Stancliff, Executive Director, CareBOX Program. "Austin FC’s generous contribution will go a long way in ensuring that the CareBOX Program can continue to make a positive impact in the local cancer community. Again, we can’t thank everyone involved in this decision enough, we are extremely grateful and excited to work with Austin FC!”


Established in 2005, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians provides access to affordable healthcare services for Austin’s low-income, working musicians, with an emphasis on wellness and prevention. As the healthcare system has grown increasingly complex over the past two decades, HAAM continues to expand its expertise to ensure low-income musicians have access to critical health and wellness services.

“HAAM is honored to be a recipient of the Q-mmunity grant is support of our life saving programs and services," said Christopher Alberts, HAAM Chief Development Officer. "For every $100 raised HAAM is able to leverage $700 worth of healthcare services for low-income working musicians in Central Texas, meaning Q-mmunity's contribution will provide $350,000 worth of care including preventative and speciality care, dental, mental health, vision, hearing, and basic needs. We are so grateful for the support that helps keep music in Austin alive and well."


Seedling’s mission is to mitigate the impact of parental incarceration on children in Central Texas through school-based mentoring. Seedling's purpose is to address the needs of students starting in kindergarten who have an incarcerated parent, helping them cope with a complex, emotionally challenging issue through the creation of an enduring relationship with a trained, committed volunteer adult role model.

"It is a huge honor to have been chosen as a 2023 Q-mmunity Gives Recipient!" said Dan Leal, Chief Executive Officer, Seedling Foundation. "This generous gift will bring needed financial support and awareness for Seedling's life-changing mentoring program for children impacted by parental incarceration. Seedling shares and appreciates Austin FC and Q2's vision that our Central Texas community has the opportunity and resources needed to thrive. We are so grateful and excited for what this partnership will do for children who are without a parent at home due to incarceration."


Eligibility Guidelines

  • Nonprofit organizations must be committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the Central Texas Community
  • Program/project must fall within one or more of the following impact areas: (1) Education, (2) Job Skills & Readiness, (3) Health & Wellness
  • Program/project must be in the Central Texas community
  • Request must come from nonprofit organizations (no funding to individuals)
  • Requested funds must be used to implement a project. Capacity grants are not awarded by Austin FC and Q2 Q-mmunity Gives.
  • Nonprofit organizations must be certified as tax exempt under Section 501© (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and not a private foundation as defined in section 509(a) of that code. Nonprofit organization must be in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Texas Franchise Tax Board and the Texas Secretary of State.

*Nonprofit organizations who are awarded a 2023 Austin FC and Q2 Q-mmunity Gives grant will be ineligible to apply for the Q-mmunity Gives grant for two (2) consecutive years, following the year it was awarded. Nonprofit organizations who apply but are not awarded a Q-mmunity Gives grant may apply again the following year.

Ineligibility Guidelines

  • Individuals
  • Political, legislative, lobbying or religious organizations
  • Sports, athletic events or athletic programs
  • Travel-related events, including student trips or tours
  • Development or production of books, video or television programs
  • Memorial campaigns
  • Individual schools, including charter schools, pre-schools, elementary, middle or high schools (public or private)
  • Organizations that do not have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code, or the equivalent
  • Nonprofit organizations that do not have programs or projects in the Central Texas community

Application Timeline

Grant applications are accepted between Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 12am CST and Monday, October 16, 2023, 11:59pm CST. All entries submitted during that time will be accepted and reviewed by the Austin FC and Q2 Q-mmunity Gives Grant Committee on the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 12:00am – Application open
  • Monday, October 16, 2023 at 11:59pm – Application closed
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023 through Friday, November 17, 2023 – Applications reviewed
  • Monday, November 20, 2023 – Communication to the three (3) grant recipients
  • Monday, December 4, 2023 – Recipients’ Breakfast, from 8:30am-10:30am


If your nonprofit organization is selected for a grant, please be prepared to:

  • Attend Recipients’ Breakfast Event on Monday, December 4, 2023, in the Q2 Field Club at Q2 Stadium.
  • Supply contact information of a spokesperson for potential media coverage once recipients are publicly announced, as well as any social media channel information.

On-going Support

In an effort to encourage other eligible nonprofit organizations to participate in this process, continue to support Q-mmunity Gives grant recipients and understand the impact of each grant, we require the following be submitted to Austin FC on or before September 1, 2024:

  • Organizational impact report
  • Q-mmunity Gives Recipient Questionnaire (to be provided by Austin FC)
  • Approved images showing the grant’s impact

Past Winners