ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Dedicated to encouraging and championing social and environmental changes in our QLD backyard.
Born on the Sunshine Coast, the Mateship Foundation was unofficially launched by local brewery Your Mates Brewing in 2019 with its first ‘Meats with Mates’ luncheon event. Founded by a few mates over a couple of beers, the Mateship Foundation was created to encourage individuals to feel comfortable to express themselves through positive conversations and living life to the fullest.
Since then, the Mateship Foundation has helped raise over $150,000 for local and Queensland based charities through event fundraising and direct donations.
Driven by continued passion coupled with the encouragement and support of our local Sunshine Coast community, the Mateship Foundation was officially established in 2022 to continue to raise funds and awareness through encouraging mateship, inclusivity and sustainability.
OUR VISION & GOAL
Born from Your Mates’ fourth strategic pillar ‘Good Business’, the Mateship Foundation envisions a future of positive social change by championing mateship through actively contributing and engaging with its local communities.
Our goal is to raise over $100,000 this calendar year and strategically direct donations and investments for social and environmental change into our partnering Non-for Profit charities.
“The guys have helped us out with everything from beach clean ups to beer yoga and are always looking for new ways to do better for the environment and community groups around them.”
REEF CHECK AUSTRALIA
"We can’t thank the Your Mates team enough for their help with our recent charity event, they went above and beyond and it’ll help so much in our endeavours to support women and girls in our community."
ZONATA CLUB CALOUNDRA
"Young Veterans Sunshine Coast has been involved with Your Mates for the past few years now, and thanks to their support we’ve been able to provide the most appropriate and timely assistance to our veterans, including emergency accommodation, financial assistance, food vouchers and other financial assistance to other ex-service organisations. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Your Mates and the Mateship Foundation as their support is changing veterans and families lives here on the Sunshine Coast. Your Mates are our mates."
Due to the generous contributions of Your Mates to our monthly raffles our Junior Development program has thrived. Your Mates continually give back to the community and with their overwhelming support, community groups like ours can continue their work.
"Your Mates have been avid supporters of Sunshine Coast Surfrider Foundation for several years now. They guys are always keen to get involved with our clean up at Double Island and social nights on the coast. Their concern and care for the environment and willingness to work with the community groups puts them above others."
SURF RIDER FOUNDATION
"We’ve been fortunate to be one of the charities who benefited from Your Mates Brewing's outstanding annual Meats for Mates event, bringing the community together to celebrate mateship and allow us the opportunity to raise awareness for mental health issues. They’ve really helped us spread our "It Ain't Weak to Speak" message, as well as delivering free mental health sessions into schools around Australia through the support of their generous donations."
"Caloundra Chamber have been proud to partner with Your Mates for our business and community events over the last decade. Led by Matt and Christen’s passion for community, we have seen the whole team’s generosity to go the extra mile become a pillar of their culture. The Mateship Foundation is a wonderful way for Your Mates to formalise their authentic desire to support the community, Congrats Team!"
CALOUNDRA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
"Your Mates has been a valued sponsor of Mudjimba Beach Boardriders for last few years. Your Mates continues to support our club at every opportunity. We are huge supporters of locals helping locals and giving back to our community and that is everything the team at Your Mates stands for. We are looking forward to having Your Mates as a sponsor for many years to come."
MUDJIMBA BEACH BOARDRIDERS
"The Your Mates crew are a long-term sponsor and supporter of the Sunshine Coast Young Chamber of Commerce (SCYCC). We are a Not-For-Profit community based on the Sunshine Coast for under 35 professionals, creating a space for connection and impact. The support from the Your Mates team has allowed us to expand and grow over the last few years, going above and beyond to support us in our cause. We are proud to partner with them, and are so thankful for everything they do for us."