Matter is a nonprofit on a mission to expand access to health,
next door and around the world.

3 Year Strategic Goals

2016 – 2018

Expand Access to Health for 10 Million People

Provide Restorative Medical Aid for 6 Million People
Provide Healthy Food for 4 Million People
Engage 100 Companies That Matter
Raise $5 Million in Fundraising Contributions

How We Were Called to Matter

“What do you have in your own two hands?”  This foundational question is the soil from which we have grown to become Matter.

In 2000, Minnesota business owners Dennis and Megan Doyle started Hope for the City because they saw corporate surplus as an opportunity, not a problem. After seeing material resources that still had value going to waste, they decided to take action. It became their calling to get life-saving resources into the hands of people that could benefit, specifically people living in scarcity.

Seventeen years later, we have evolved to be called Matter. It’s a name that stands for what we distribute, but it’s also a call to action to create the world where we all matter. As an organization, we focus on leveraging two of Minnesota’s biggest resources: incredible healthcare and bountiful agriculture.

Since 2000, we have distributed over $550 million in resources around the globe. We’ve come to understand that while a number of goods donated is great, the number of lives impacted is something far greater.

Today, even though the name of the organization has changed, we will always be an organization founded at the intersection of faith and opportunity.

We are inspired by two scriptural commands, to “take care of  the least of these”, as in Matthew 25, and to “manage God’s creation and its abundant resources”, as in Genesis 2. As we continue on our journey, we look forward to partnering with people and organizations that will help us accomplish our mission.

Join us in creating a world where we all matter.

Meet Our Staff

We’re a small team of passionate entrepreneurs with big goals to disrupt the health space and create real change.
Quenton Marty

Quenton Marty


Jeremy Newhouse

Jeremy Newhouse

Senior Vice President of Operations

Laura Fixsen

Laura Fixsen

Vice President of Development

Mike Muelken

Mike Muelken

Vice President of Health Access

Joe Newhouse

Joe Newhouse

Vice President of Strategy & Innovation

Victor Salamone

Victor Salamone

Vice President of Business Operations

Angie Dammeier

Angie Dammeier

Director of Executive Projects & Talent

Tyler Van Eps

Tyler Van Eps

Director of Corporate Development

Gates Lindquist

Gates Lindquist

Director of Communications

Joel Anderson

Director of Procurement

Karen Manikowski

Program Development Director

Chris Newhouse

Chris Newhouse

Farm In A Box Project Manager

Katie Schlangen

International Program Manager

Rebecca Newhouse

Grants Manager

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Scott Nelson

Equipment Coordinator

Katie Olson

Development & Events Coordinator

Roberto Munoz


Alex Bondarenko

Hospital in a Box Program Specialist

Jaime Figueroa Munoz

Warehouse Manager

Our Founders

Dennis Doyle

Dennis Doyle


Megan Doyle

Megan Doyle


Our Board

Wildamere Capital Management, LLC


Executive Chairman

Attorney at Law

Edge Brown Consulting
Former Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer
Target Corp.
Vice President – Construction
Wildamere Capital Management, LLC
Briggs & Morgan
Director, Community Benefit & Engagement
Allina Health

Insurance Advisors, Inc.

Retail Feedback Group
Global Account Manager
Cargill Trade and Structured Finance
Senior Vice President Marketing
Managing Member/Partner
Waypoint Capital Advisors
Director of Women’s Initiatives, Strategic Development and Cheerleading
Minnesota Vikings
Former EVP, CFO of Retail Banking
TCF National Bank
Bridges out of Poverty
Vice President of Philanthropy
Opportunity International
Director, Commercial Banking Team Leader
BMO Harris Bank
Vibrant Health Family Clinics
Managing Partner
Ackmann & Dickenson

Financial Responsibility

Matter is built upon a foundation of sound financial stewardship. We believe that to whom much is given, much is required. We apply this belief to every donation, large or small, and use it to create the highest level of financial accountability and transparency.

More than $550 million in resources distributed

$1 donated equals $25 in material aid

97 cents of every dollar donated goes to programs

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Supporting Partners

We are deeply grateful to our supporters for their generosity. A big thanks to the following companies and individuals who have helped make our work possible.

Ackmann & Dickenson
Allina Health
Berry Coffee Company
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Lynx
Tradition Capital Bank

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