What we do

About us

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.

Mater Foundation Queensland is the community-based fundraising organisation that supports the work of Mater Health, Mater Education and Mater Research. We partner with you to meet unmet health needs through supporting Mater’s provision of exceptional health care, education and investment in world-leading medical research.

Mater Foundation exists solely to help Mater extend the boundaries of healthcare, education and research in our community.

Nigel Harris, Mater Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer.

Our 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.

Our mission

We support compassionate healthcare for our community by promoting and funding the prevention and control of disease in people of all ages.