The Gift of Play

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Matter staff members are on the ground in Africa, visiting current partners and projects, as well as developing new relationships to find the best ways to expand access to health and […]

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Simple Act: First Quarter Report 2015

Check out the ways in which Matter is expanding access to health and food, next door and around the world in the first quarter of 2015! You’ll learn about a village in Uganda, where the local clinic finally received life-changing resources, local families receiving healthy food from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies and the day that Cargill

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Matter Team Headed to Africa to View Health Projects

Three members of Matter’s team are headed to Africa for a three-week trip to connect with partners on the ground, and get updates on our international health initiatives. President Quenton Marty, Vice President of Operations Jeremy Newhouse and Vice President of Procurement and International Programs Mike Muelken will visit Zambia, Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania over the

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First Matter Container Arrives in Dandora, Kenya

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Dandora, a slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya, is home to the largest dump in the world – and 300,000 people. Many of the residents of Dandora seek out a living sifting

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What Can You do to Matter Today?

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] When Hope for the City changed its’ name to Matter in 2014, one of the many reasons we chose to be “Matter” was that we wanted our name to reflect our

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Matter, KSTP Collaborate to Fight Summer Hunger for Children

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]   During the school year, 328,500 children across the state of Minnesota receive Free and Reduced Lunches through their schools, but once summer arrives, access to these meals can be severely

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MatterBox: Health – Matter and HCMC Work Together to Fight Diabetes

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] The correlation between food and health has never been stronger. Food insecurity today means not just hunger, but often obesity and a higher risk for diabetes. According to a Feeding America

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Philippines Medical

The Philippine Minnesotan Medical Association (PMMA) is a group that sponsors medical missions to the Philippines. Since 1998, the organization has organized a bi-annual trip, led by Dr. Bernard Quebral, to areas in the region that are in the most need of medical support and services. In 2014, the PMMA Medical Mission was held in

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