The Hummingbird Trust was set up in January 2007 by the Mathias family to provide a formal vehicle through which it could channel its philanthropic endeavours. The aim of setting up Hummingbird was to encourage and enthuse the family by learning about the responsibility that accompanies wealth. Together, they wanted to build an organisation that would achieve a significant social goal in a manner that combined their passion with strategic professionalism.
In 2014, the Mathias family set up the Hummingbird Foundation as the operational arm of the Trust. The Trust supports a select number of charitable organisations whose missions resonate with the Mathias family.