Fundraising Principles

The Mater Foundation is committed at all times to treating its donors and supporters with the highest level of care and respect. Read more about how we make this our priority

Our Transparency


“We are extremely proud of what the Mater Foundation has done for thousands of patients and their families that spend time in the Mater Hospital every year. We could not do it without the support of you – the people who give with tireless generosity. That’s why we take our governance and transparency very seriously, and below we outline the steps we take to make sure we’re compliant in every aspect of fundraising and always open and transparent so you know exactly where funds have been invested.”

Mary Moorhead, Chief Executive, and Declan McCourt, Chairperson

Guiding Principles for Fundraising

The Mater Foundation is committed to the Charities Institute of Ireland Statement on Guiding Principles for Fundraising. This statement offers donors and potential donors clarity on what to expect when giving to charities and outlines guidance on how fundraising should be approached and organised.

We believe we have met the standards and principles outlined within and are dedicated to responsible fundraising while always making sure to improve fundraising practices.

You can view or download the statement by visiting the Charities Institute of Ireland website.

Donor Charter

The Mater Foundation is committed at all times to treating our donors and supporters with the highest level of care and respect. Our donor charter has been produced to ensure our donors and potential donors of our dedication to honesty, openness, transparency, and we are enthusiastic signatories of the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

Please read our Donor Charter for more information.

Complaints Procedure

We treat all complaints with the highest degree of seriousness and endeavour to respond politely and promptly. We are committed to learn from any feedback we receive and are always looking to improve where we might have fallen short.

If you would like to make a complaint, please get in touch with us on (01) 8303482 or email

Patient Stories

We are privileged to meet some remarkable and inspiring patients that have spent time getting better in the Mater Hospital, and on many occasions, the treatment they received has saved their lives. Please take a moment to read their stories.


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