At Mater, we believe every woman, man and child who is sick or in need should have access to the best possible healthcare; every doctor, nurse and member of our community should have access to exceptional education; and every researcher can deliver world-class research that extends the boundaries of traditional healthcare.
Mater is an iconic Queensland institution, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1906 committed to providing exceptional care to everyone who passes through its doors.
Today, Mater is a group of seven hospitals, a number of health centres, a world-class medical research institute, and pathology and pharmacy businesses—all with one aim—to provide exceptional care for everyone. Mater hospitals see more than 500 000 patients every year and are committed to developing, and maintaining, a healthy community.
Mater Foundation is the community-based fundraising organisation that supports the work of Mater Health, Mater Education and Mater Research, and we raise funds through a wide range of different programs to help support Mater’s provision of exceptional health care, education and investment in world-leading medical research.
If you have a desire to give, knowing that your gift will be well invested, we are here to help you.
Mater Foundation’S VISION
We aspire to be a leading health-based fundraising organisation, trusted by our community and renowned for investing in a future of exceptional health, education and medical research.
Mater Foundation’S MISSION
We support compassionate healthcare for our community by promoting and funding the prevention and control of disease in people of all ages.
MATER FOUNDATION’S VALUES
Mater staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare services, through a sincere commitment to Mater's core values of Mercy, Dignity, Care, Commitment and Quality. Using these values as a guide for our interactions with our patients and their families, each other and our business partners, Mater staff promote the professionalism and care that has been a part of the Mater since its beginnings.
HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPS
By supporting Mater you will be helping some incredible, world-leading research projects progress from the lab bench to the patient’s bedside quicker than ever before. Our supporters were instrumental in ensuring the first potential prostate cancer vaccine in the world could commence clinical trials in Australia through Mater Research. Will you help Mater invest in the next life-changing discovery?
Or you can be part of the development of new health services for your community, including Queensland’s first Centre for Neurosciences, where intricate surgery is performed on epilepsy sufferers experiencing seizures up to 75 times a day—in some cases, reducing their seizures to zero.
Your gift can also be used to help fund important education projects at Mater for our doctors and nurses, ensuring some of the best in the world can be trained, and practice in their field, at Mater.
However you choose to support Mater, you’ll be investing in a better Queensland.
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT Mater Foundation
Every great movement starts and ends with exceptional people. By supporting Mater Foundation, you are playing a vital role in keeping Mater at the forefront of healthcare, education and research, both in Australia and across the world.
Here are some of the different ways you can connect with, and support, people in need in your community: