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.
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. The lottery raises funds for its charities and publicizes their work.
At the Postcode Lottery, your postcode is your lottery number. This way you win together with your neighbors. Meanwhile, 3 million participants participate in the lottery. Each month participants have a chance to win hundreds of thousands of prizes and support 148 charitable organizations with at least 40 percent of the ticket price. Since the establishment of the Postcode Lottery, more than 7.3 billion euros has been donated to people and nature. The DOEN Foundation and many other organizations receive support every year.
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.
The Postcode Lottery and the VriendenLoterij form the National Charity Lotteries Holding. As a Dutch tradition, these lotteries are included on the Inventory of Intangible Heritage (UNESCO) list. The Postcode Lottery format is also active in Great Britain, Sweden, Germany and Norway. The Charity Lotteries together with the lotteries in these countries are the third largest private lender to charities in the world.