Since 2007 Foam has been one of a number of cultural institutions supported by the BankGiro Loterij. The museum receives a yearly contribution for its collection and for enhancing the participation of its public.
The BankGiro Loterij has a special interest in pioneers within the cultural sector. Preference is given to institutions with an entrepreneurial and innovative vision such as Foam. The structural contribution of BankGiro Loterij makes it possible to work towards the next phase in its history. Foam has an entrepreneurial programme, with particular expertise in bringing together visitors, photographers and sponsors.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V. is an international law firm, advising more than 70% of the headquarters of multinationals in the Netherlands. The cooperation with Foam started in 2010.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek specializes in providing high-end legal advice in complex transactions and litigation to companies, financial institutions, government and semi-governmental agencies. Over the years, we have built up a wide international network of outstanding independent law firms with which we work in close cooperation. De Brauw employs about 650 professionals in Amsterdam, Brussels, Beijing, London and New York.
De Brauw has mainly two objectives in its cooperation with Foam. Firstly, the development of art and culture - in addition to education and the environment - are a priority in the CSR policy of the office. Secondly, De Brauw has an interest in contributing to the cultural climate of the city. Foam and De Brauw have a similar ambition: to focus on young talent.
Since Olympus was founded in 1919 in Japan, the company has become a leading manufacturer of innovative optical and digital equipment for healthcare and consumer electronics. For years, the trusted brand is characterized by thoughtful innovations and technological ingenuity in its advanced cameras.
Since June 2015 Olympus and Foam have entered into a partnership that is all about photography. The exchange of expertise and network are central to this collaboration, with a focus on the educational programs of Foam. Additionally, Foam will actively contribute to the further development of the Olympus Photography Playground platform.
The collaboration with Foam fits well into the new marketing strategy of Olympus which focuses on structural partnerships with leading photography institutions in Europe. Olympus considers Foam as the central platform for photography in The Netherlands, where everything organized is of high quality. Foam is an open and accessible meeting place where photography fans - professionals and amateurs - are inspired by the power of the medium. Ultimately, the experience of photography is key to Olympus. The ambition of Olympus is to reach as many people as possible and have them discover photography, with an emphasis on creativity and inspiration. To achieve this ambition, the collaboration with Foam is very important.
Giving people opportunities. That is the mission of the VandenEnde Foundation, the private cultural fund set up by Joop and Janine van den Ende. Since 2001 Foam is one of the cultural institutions that has been supported by the VandenEnde Foundation. Its main objective is to foster interest in culture and to encourage cultural entrepreneurship. The VandenEnde Foundation therefore gives talented young people an opportunity to grow in their careers by awarding them study and working grants. The VandenEnde foundation is also the main founder of the DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam.
The founders of the VandenEnde Foundation, Joop and Janine van den Ende, have been presented with – and seized – opportunities on several occasions throughout their professional careers. The desire to share their experience in entrepreneurship and their profound interest in culture has led to the founding of the VandenEnde Foundation in January 2001. Through the activities of the foundation they wish to stimulate that young people grow up in a society with an interest in and respect for culture. Within this strategy the VandenEnde Foundation grants opportunities to young artists to develop their talents and their artistic expressions in order to enrich the lives of others.
Ever since the foundation of Foam in 2002, the museum received contributions for several projects in The Netherlands as well as abroad.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.