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 $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. 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.
Former Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer
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.