About the Postcode Foundation

The Swedish Postcode Lottery’s belief is that the world is getting better with the help of strong nonprofit organizations. The Postcode Foundation’s goal is to carry out that vision.


Areas of Operation

The Postcode Foundation aims to promote positive social development and seeks long-term solutions to local and global challenges. We work universally to support projects that promote; human rights, nature and environment, arts and culture, and sports. This variation creates a dynamic collection of multi-level actions that result in positive changes and ultimately a better world.

People's living conditions

All people are born free with equal value and rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is as relevant today as when it was written almost 70 years ago. The Postcode Foundation provides support to organizations working to ensure that human rights are upheld and respected by all, everywhere. Supported organizations operate everything from local grassroots initiatives to global lobbying projects in, peacebuilding, children's rights, gender equality, poverty reduction and promotion of health services.


Nature and Environment

The earth's resources are limited and must be used wisely. In order to combat climate change and its effects, The Postcode Foundation supports innovative solutions that address the long-term impacts of climate change and promote sustainable energy. Organizations that receive support generally protect nature and conserve biodiversity both on land and in water. We also encourage ideas that contribute to the sustainable use of Earth's resources, whilst also reducing poverty.


Culture

Art and culture awakens emotions and has the opportunity to forge connections when facts and logic are insufficient. A democratic society needs both a diversity of voices and an openness amongst individuals who dare to listen. Here culture plays an invaluable role. However, access to cultural life varies based on factors such as place of residence, age, and education. The Postcode Foundation supports projects that increase the availability and accessibility of culture, enabling more people to experience and develop a wide range of cultural expressions.


Sports

Sport is important for health and personal development. Sports bring people together and promotes positive community development. It inspires and gives hope. The Postcode Foundation supports athletic efforts that advocate for social sustainability, cross border cooperation, a better environment, public health, and/or human rights. The goal is to create positive lasting effects for a large group of people as well as contribute to sustainable development through a variety of sports and athletics.



Partnership with Project Organizations

Not only does The Postcode Foundation provide project funding, but we also work to further support project organizations in a variety of ways. Through active dialogue we provide knowledge, experience, and establish networks that can help strengthen projects. We also actively work to publicize projects and demonstrate the impact of their efforts.

Each project is assigned a project manager from The Postcode Foundation who maintains close contact with the organization throughout the duration of the project duration. In addition to regular contact, we request written reports that assess completed activities, costs, revisions, and a forecast for the project until the end. It is based on these reports that project funds are paid out.



Staff

Marie Dahllöf

Secretary General

Angelica Månsson-Gerde

Deputy Secretary General

Moa Stenholm

Team Leader/Project Manager

David Kollnert

Team Leader/Project Manager

Teresa Vieglins

Project Manager

Jenny Jonstoij

Project Manager

Joanna Stassos Wolf

Project Manager

Jessica Nordström Sikkar

Project Manager

Raluca Mihu

Project Manager

Catharina Axelsson

Project Manager

David Given-Sjölander

Project Manager (Parental Leave)

Robert Brodén

Project Manager (Parental Leave)

Josefine Lindström

Project Manager (Parental Leave)

Emilia Hellqvist

Project Coordinator

Kristoffer Soldal

Project Coordinator

Meron Tewodros

Administrative Coordinator

Kory Davis

Administrative Coordinator

Ronja Ljunghager

Administrative Coordinator (work leave)

Louise Danils

Foundation Coordinator

Ida Ömalm Ronvall

Communications Manager

Nanor Mahdessian Gori

Communications Manager (Parental Leave)


Board of directors

Elisabeth Tarras-Wahlberg

Chairperson

Elisabeth is a communications advisor, writer, etc., and engaged as an expert commentator at TV4. Previously Elisabeth has been working as head of communications at the Royal Court and the Marshal of the Court of Crown Princess Victoria. She has also been a Senior Advisor at the communications bureau Kreab.

Elisabeth has a BA in Political Science from Mount Holyoke College. During 2012 until 2016, she was a member of the board of the Culture Foundation of the Postcode Lottery. She was appointed as a member of The Swedish Postcode Foundation Board on 1st January 2017.

Göran Hägglund

Vice chairperson

Göran Hägglund has spent the last 25 years in the midst of Swedish politics. He has done it all from Member of Parliament, group leader, Committee Chairman to Minister of social affairs and leader of the Christian Democrats party.

Göran has a big commitment within the civil society. Today he is self-employed, counselor and Chairman and member of several boards. Göran also has a background in the insurance business and in brokerage activities. Göran took place as member of the Postcode Foundations board in May, 2016.

Thomas Fogdö

Member of the board

Thomas is a sports psychologist with assignments in athletics, business, and the public sector. He was a member of the Alpine Ski Team from 1988-1995 and has been ranked as number one in the world. In 1995 he injured his back during a workout in Åre, and has since worked as a writer, lecturer, and advisor.

Thomas is passionate about helping others with personal growth as well as organizational development. He is a board member of several for-profit and non-profit organizations.
He was a member of the Swedish Postcode Lottery’s Sports Foundation’s Board of Directors between 2016-2017. In March 2017, he was appointed member of the Swedish Postcode Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth

Member of the board

Lena has a long background in politics and has been active in Sweden’s Moderate Party since she was a teenager. She has worked in media and journalism, both as a reporter and as an advisor. Between 2002-2006, she was a Member of Parliament and the Culture Committee, and for eight years served as the Minister for Culture and Sports. Today she works in a private company with consulting and investigating.

Lena has been on the Board of Directors for, among others, University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre. She has been board president of the Swedish Postcode Lottery’s Sports Foundation and in March 2017, was appointed member of the Swedish Postcode Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Abbe Ibrahim

Member of the board

Abbe Ibrahim has been the president of Operakällaren since 2007. He received market training and extensive restaurant experience from Tures, Sturecompagniet, and Hotel Reisen. Abbe has an active voluntary commitment and engagement.

He both founded and runs the Operakällaren Foundation where he has so far raised 22 million Swedish Crowns for UNICEF’s efforts to provide children in Africa with clean drinking water and other supplies. Abbe was appointed member of the Board of the Cultural Foundation of The Postcode Lottery in March, 2016. Abbe took place as member of the Postcode Foundations board in March, 2017.

Annika Levin

Member of the board

Annika is a consultant, project manager, and director within the cultural field with a special focus in performing arts and international cultural cooperation. She is currently Member of the Board in three governmental boards and is a strategic advisor to Umeå 2014 – European Capital of Culture.

Annika is also a member of the Board for Circus Cirkör. She has previously worked as International Manager at the National Arts Council, Director of the Swedish Institute in Paris, and Head of Cultural Affairs at the Swedish Embassy in Paris. Annika has been a member of the Postcode Lottery’s Culture Foundation Board since April, 2014 and took place as member of the Postcode Foundations board in May, 2017.


The Swedish Postcode Lottery

Novamedia Sweden operates The Swedish Postcode Lottery, Sweden’s largest lottery. The lottery’s objective is to generate money for the nonprofit sector, with an overall vision for a better world. Customers have the chance to win money every day along with their neighbors as surplus sales go to the non-profit sector.