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What we do

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Mater Foundation relies on the generosity and support of an incredible community of individual donors, fundraisers, volunteers and corporate partners to provide critical funding which extend the parameters of traditional healthcare, research and education.

Through the provision of a dynamic Mater Prize Home lottery program, community-led initiatives such as Mater Little Miracles, Mater Chicks in Pink and Mater Smiling for Smiddy, plus various philanthropic projects and appeals -Mater Foundation is able to deliver life-saving impacts to those most in need.

Philanthropic giving

Philanthropy and raising funds to help people in need, is in the DNA of Mater. Giving is as at the heart of who we are and what we do.  Every day, Mater gives its all to respond to unmet community need and provide compassionate healthcare and world-class medical research. 

  • Mater Chicks in Pink

    Mater Chicks in Pink was created so that no woman would have to go through breast cancer alone. Your fundraising efforts will be helping to fund life-saving research at Mater to better understand and treat breast cancer now and into the future.

  • Mater Little Miracles

    Every year more than 2,000 very ill and premature babies receive round-the-clock specialist care from the team in Mater Mothers' Neonatal Critical Care Unit. Your support helps us invest in life-saving research, care and equipment to make sure that all babies have the best possible start to life. 

  • Mater Smiling for Smiddy

    An extraordinary community fuelled by the values of “teamwork, spirit and mateship”, Mater Smiling for Smiddy undertakes inspiring and life-affirming cycling and triathlon challenge events in support of cancer research.