The DOEN Foundation
The DOEN Foundation monitors the winner and finalists after the Green Challenge ends, checking on their progress, lending expertise, and facilitating connections where needed.
DOEN (rhymes with “soon”) was established in 1991 by the Dutch Postcode Lottery to complement its work supporting charities. DOEN receives an annual contribution from the Lottery, which it uses to fund green, socially inclusive and creative pioneers.
Green Challenge winners and finalists benefit from the prize money, of course, but they often need more funding later in order to grow. Those that have proven their effectiveness may qualify for an investment from the DOEN-managed Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge Fund. DOEN supplements this funding by introducing recipients to appropriate parties in its network.