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

President

Jeremy Newhouse

Jeremy Newhouse

Senior Vice President of Operations

Laura Fixsen

Laura Fixsen

Vice President of Development

Victor Salamone

Victor Salamone

Vice President of Business Operations

Joe Newhouse

Joe Newhouse

Vice President of Strategy & Innovation

Angie Dammeier

Director of Executive Projects & Human Resources

Tyler Van Eps

Tyler Van Eps

Director of Corporate Development

Joel Anderson

Director of Procurement

Karen Manikowski

Director of Program Development

Chris Newhouse

Chris Newhouse

Farm In A Box Program Manager

Katie Schlangen

International Program Manager

Jaime Figueroa Munoz

Warehouse Manager

Rebecca Newhouse

Director of Development

Katie Olson

Development & Events Coordinator

Stay Tuned

Jorge Munoz Rodriguez

Warehouse Associate

Roberto Munoz

Bookkeeper

Alex Bondarenko

Hospital in a Box Program Specialist

Mike Muelken

Mike Muelken

Hospital in a Box Program Consultant

Stay Tuned

Scott Nelson

Equipment Coordinator

Our Founders

Dennis Doyle

Dennis Doyle

Co-founder

Megan Doyle

Megan Doyle

Co-founder

Our Board

Founder
Wildamere Capital Management, LLC

Co-founder
Matter

Co-founder
Matter
Executive Chairman
EVEREVE

Attorney at Law

President
Edge Brown Consulting
Vice President – Construction
Wildamere Capital Management, LLC
Partner
Briggs & Morgan
Director, Community Benefit & Engagement
Allina Health
Principal
Retail Feedback Group
Global Account Manager
Cargill Trade and Structured Finance
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
Former Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer
Target Corp.
Vice President of Philanthropy
Opportunity International
Director, Commercial Banking Team Leader
BMO Harris Bank
Partner
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
Cargill
Crave
Hubbard
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Lynx
Pentair
Tradition Capital Bank

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