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 $600 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.