In 1991, the National Postcode Lottery established the DOEN Foundation, with the following assignment: operate as an extension of the lottery (people and nature) and be complementary to the lottery. Since 1998, the DOEN Foundation also receives a yearly contribution from the VriendenLoterij. And in 2004, the DOEN Foundation became a beneficiary of the BankGiro Loterij. In 2021, the VriendenLoterij and BankGiro Loterij continue as the VriendenLoterij.
Nationale Postcode Loterij (National Postcode Lottery)
The National Postcode Loterij was established in 1989 to support organisations that effectively work towards a more just and greener world. Fifty per cent of the total proceeds of the National Postcode Lottery is purposed to support good causes. The Lottery developed now into the largest charity lottery of the Netherlands, supporting over 112 charity organisations. In 2017, these organisations received a record of 357 million euro. Since 2005, the charity lottery format was successfully introduced in the UK and Sweden, as the People’s Postcode Lottery and the Svenska PostkodLotteriet, to also raise funds for good causes.
The VriendenLoterij is committed to all organizations that make life more beautiful by working to preserve the cultural heritage and the well-being of people. Think of the monuments in the area, the theater you like to visit or your local sports club. For restoring Dutch masters or refurbishing the sports club.