Governance

The Mater Foundation is committed at all times to treating its donors and supporters with the highest level of care and respect.

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. 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. Below, we outline the steps we take to make sure we’re compliant in every aspect of fundraising, so you know exactly where funds have been invested.”

Mary Moorhead, Chief Executive, and Neil Bannon, Chairperson

Guiding Principles for Fundraising

The Mater Foundation is committed to the Charities Institute of Ireland Statement on the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations Fundraising from the Public. These principles offer donors, and potential donors, clarity on what to expect when giving to charities. They also outline how fundraising should be approached and organised.

Please read our Principles of Fundraising here.

Donor Charter

The Mater Foundation is responsible for ensuring that funds raised for The Mater Misericordia University Hospital are allocated in a transparent manner, in line with our Donor Charter. We are enthusiastic signatories of the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations Fundraising from the Public.

Please read our Donor Charter for more information.

Feedback and Complaints Procedure

We are committed to the highest standard of donor care and we welcome feedback if we have fallen short of this in your experience. We are treat all complaints with the utmost seriousness and endeavor to respond politely and promptly. 

If you would like to submit feedback or a complaint please click here. 

Public Compliance Statement

If you would like to read more about our Public Compliance Statement, please click here.

Governance

The Mater Foundation is fully compliant with the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations, and are currently migrating towards the Charities Governance Code as set out by the Charities Regulator in 2018.

We are committed to putting in place systems and processes to ensure that our charity achieves its charitable objectives with integrity and is managed in an effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent way under the following principles:

  • Principle 1: Leading People
  • Principle 2: Exercising control over our organisation
  • Principle 3: Being transparent and accountable
  • Principle 4: Working effectively
  • Principle 5: Behaving with integrity
  • Principle 6: Advancing Charitable Purpose

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