World Press Photo Foundation receives annual contribution from Dutch Postcode Lottery

The staff of World Press Photo thanks Dutch Postcode Lottery participants for their support. (© Frank van Beek / Hollandse Hoogte)

Michiel Verboven, managing director Dutch Postcode Lottery, with Noortje Gorter, external relations coordinator World Press Photo, and Lars Boering, managing director World Press Photo. (© Roy Beusker Fotografie)

World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received its annual contribution of EUR 500,000 from the Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij).

For the past 12 years, the Dutch Postcode Lottery’s generous financial support has substantially enhanced World Press Photo’s growth and development, making possible educational programs like Reporting Change and the Joop Swart Masterclass.

On 26 January, World Press Photo Foundation managing director Lars Boering was presented with a check during the annual Goed Geld Gala event where the Postcode Lottery reached out to several good causes. Boering commented: “We at the World Press Photo Foundation are really grateful to the Dutch Postcode Lottery and its participants for their ongoing support. For the past 12 years, their contributions have helped us stress the importance of strong and independent visual media and inspire an annual worldwide audience of more than 3.5 million people with our exhibition. Besides that, we were able to train visual journalists in North Africa, organize masterclasses in Europe and South America, and support visual journalists with grants and publicity. We look forward to many more years of collaboration with the Dutch Postcode Lottery and are proud to be one of their beneficiaries.”

Since 1989, the Dutch Postcode Lottery has been raising funds to support organizations working for a fairer, greener world. Fifty percent of its proceeds go to charity. The organization has become the Netherlands' biggest charity lottery, supporting more than 100 causes. In 2016, the Dutch Postcode Lottery dispensed a record-breaking amount of EUR 328 million to its beneficiaries.

Posted January 28 2016

About The World Press Photo Foundation

We are a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling. Founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organized a contest to share their work with an international audience, the competition has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography award and our mission has expanded. We encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. We exhibit those stories to a worldwide audience, educate the profession and the public on their making, and encourage debate on their meaning.

The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We receive support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and are sponsored worldwide by Canon.