FDJ renews contract of its charitable foundation and expands budget by 25%

France’s national lottery operator, Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has renewed its charitable foundation’s contract for another five years. The entity works to create equal opportunities for people from disadvantaged backgrounds and will continue to do so until 2028 – with a larger budget for its initiatives.

For the next cycle, the foundation will have a budget of €25 million, an increase of more than 25% from the previous five-year period. This increase, said the FDJ, will allow it to “amplify” its support for charitable associations and thus help the most vulnerable in France.

Charles Lantieri, Vice President of the FDJ and President of the FDJ Foundation, commented: “Solidarity is an essential component of our group’s raison d’être as evidenced by the commitment of our foundation since its inception in 1993”.

Lantieri added: “The renewal of the foundation for another five years and its budget of 25 million euros, a growth of 25%, demonstrate the importance that the FDJ attaches to the work of associations committed to the most vulnerable. The foundation is a concrete expression of our social commitment and contributes to adding value beyond the financial to the group”.

As of 2018, FDJ estimates that its foundation has helped more than 250,000 people, through 400 associations. Last year, the organization conducted a study to measure its social impact. This revealed that for every euro donated to associations, the social value created reaches 3.40 euros.

In addition, 97% of the associations said they were “very satisfied” with the support of the organization managed by FDJ, while 84% said they felt more motivated and 78% more confident.

About the FDJ Charitable Foundation

The foundation supports social integration projects where learning is based on play, collaboration and creativity, promoting equal opportunities and aimed at vulnerable audiences in French territory.