Impact and Programs
2021 was a year of unexpected challenges. But with these challenges came incredible opportunities to help people launch projects that improve communities. Together with our donors, partners, supporters and volunteers, we impacted more than 2.5 million people in 15 countries worldwide.
We distributed more than 170,000 healthy meals to those suffering from food insecurity, hunger, and crisis.
MATTER Innovation Hub projects were launched in Zimbabwe and Afghanistan, bringing to 12 the number of Innovation Hubs operating in six countries worldwide – including the first one in Minneapolis!
We sent 87 shipments of medical equipment and supplies, farm equipment and food to 15 countries, saving more than 3.2 million pounds of medical equipment from landfills.
We planted 75,000 nutritious Chaya trees in Zimbabwe and are gearing up to train 400 women farmers how to grow and cook Chaya for their families in 2022.
We "Rocked the Lake" with The Rolling Stoners and raised over $287k to continue improving communities here and around the world.
We formed a social enterprise team to generate revenue outside of fundraising to cover MATTER’s operating expenses with the long-term goal of using 100% of donor dollars to go toward projects and initiatives.
To reinvent a self-sustaining model of charity that inspires people to action for good.
2022 GROSS REVENUE GOAL: $6,203,000
MATTER360 / Social Enterprise: $1.8 million net revenue; 3,285,000 pounds of supplies and equipment diverted from the landfill; 2,000,000 people impacted through repurposed supplies and equipment
MATTERbox: $391,500 net revenue; 275,000 people fed; 5,000 volunteers activated
Education / MATTER Innovation Hub: 5,000 students introduced to coding curriculum; 15 MATTER Innovation Hubs in operation; Doyle Center of Collaboration opening in Zimbabwe
Agriculture: 7 nutrition gardens providing 10,000 meals/month; 150,000 Chaya trees planted; 400 women from 20 Co-op sites trained on Chaya; 3 new countries with Chaya plantings
Hospital & Clinic: 55 project shipments; 2,000,000 people impacted; $1.1 million in projects funding
External Engagement: $3.2 million in revenue
Community or Constituency Served
We bring together the best companies, experts, partners, and world-changers, to take on some of the
world’s biggest challenges.
Offering our abundance of goods and expertise to fill critical needs in our world, we bridge the gaps,
resourcefully and compassionately. We provide the start, inspiration and passion that creates momentum.
This collaborative movement has inspired solutions in health access, activating healthy eating,
regenerative agriculture, and student-centered education, collectively impacting more than 40 million
With every positive act, MATTER inspires a new reality.
Geographic Area Served
Developing countries worldwide, Minnesota and the United States.