About PWF

Foundation Prinses Wilhelmina Fonds, founded on November 16th in 1949, is a private organization, entirely depending on donations.

When the Prinses Wilhelmina Fonds was founded in 1949, their start capital came from the fundraising for the divorcing Queen Wilhelmina who at that time decided that this money needed to be put into a foundation to support less wealthy cancer patients.

Since nowadays more and more cancer patients are in need of support during their disease, the foundation is now accessible for everyone suffering cancer.


Aim of the foundation

  • Combating cancer in its broadest sense, with as one of the priorities teaching the people what ‘’prevention’’ against cancer involves.
  • Psychosocial help to patients and if necessary close family members.
  • Support the healing from cancer.
  • Stimulating and performing programs which aim to regularly inform the population on the disease cancer in general. This can be at schools, community centers, health fairs, symposiums, information brochures, media, social and work gatherings, et cetera.
  • Stimulating and contributing to other organizations and foundations that in any kind of way contribute towards realizing the same goals.
  • Contributing en supporting institutions in any kind of way who as well aim to do research activities on the disease cancer.



For the largest part the foundation exists out of volunteers.

  • Started with the board existing out of 13 board members.
  • The department ‘’patient recreation and therapy’’ led by 17 volunteers of which 15 ladies and 2 gentlemen who deal with daily activities for patients and survivors in our centrum situated on Scharlooweg 52.
  • There are about 60 fundraisers who help with the annual fundraising.
  • People who help with the preparation of food packages.
  • Volunteers who help informing.
  • A voluntary PR specialist.

At the moment the foundation has a patient file of about 1200 persons. To maintain the continuity of the daily activities, a total of 13 staff members is employed at the foundation.

Click here for the website of the Foundation Prinses Wilhelmina Fonds