The continued support of funds and sponsors is essential for the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Thanks to our benefactors, we are able to offer an ambitious and vibrant programme of exhibitions and activities. The Stedelijk would like to thank all our partners for their vital contributions to our exhibitions, acquisitions, restorations, research, publications, educational and public programmes.

  • Purchase Dan Flavin, 2012
  • Alzheimer-program Onvergetelijk, 2016
  • Exhibition Jordan Wolfson: Colored sculpture, 2016, photo by Dan Bradica, courtesty the artist, Sadie Coles HQ London and David Zwirner, NY

The Stedelijk Museum is grateful
for the generous support of the following
foundations and charitable bodies (in alphabetical order):

Ammodo initiates, develops and supports pioneering projects in the fine arts, performing arts, and sciences. In its mission to stimulate innovative and ground-breaking art, Ammodo partners with the Stedelijk on such projects as Buro Stedelijk, a new experimental place for art from Amsterdam and the world, and supports the exhibitions Hito Steyerl – I Will Survive and Anne Imhof – Youth.

Read more about our collaboration with Ammodo here

The Annenberg Foundation is a Family fund that was established to support non-profit organisations in America and the rest of the world. Besides cultural non-profit organisations, they also support universities, health programs and animal welfare.

At the Stedelijk they are supporting the Exhibition program of 2018.

Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne considers itself a mentor of the arts. The foundation was created with the aim of supporting established and recognised artists and art educators who blaze new and innovative trails in the visual arts, music and cultural education. The foundation supported the exhibition Seth Price – Social Synthetic at the Stedelijk Museum. 

VriendenLoterij is the largest dedicated funder of culture in the Netherlands. The Lottery supports cultural initiatives that offer diverse audiences exciting and engaging ways to experience art and culture. Since 2012, the Stedelijk has received funding each year that enables the museum to expand the collection, restore artwork, and mount collection presentations. The generous support of the VriendenLoterij also allowed the Stedelijk to restore a vast number of fragile work by Jean Tinguely in preparation for the major survey Jean Tinguely – Machine Spectacle in 2016 and 2017.

Blockbusterfonds was founded in 2012 by the VandenEnde Foundation, Het Cultuurfonds, VSBfonds and the VriendenLoterij. They join forces in the Blockbusterfonds to provide financial support to exceptional cultural projects. By providing a loan or guaranteeing a financial contribution in combination with the guaranteed purchase of tickets, they support extraordinary cultural initiatives aimed at engaging with a broad general public. The Stedelijk exhibitions Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde, The Oasis of Matisse and Jean Tinguely – Machine Spectacle were made possible thanks to the support of the Blockbusterfonds.

Fonds 21 is a venturous and socially-committed fund dedicated to making a positive contribution to today’s society by promoting charitable projects in the fields of art and culture, and youth and society. They support professional, well-conceived projects that appeal to a broad, new audience. Fonds 21 provides long-term support to Buro Stedelijk, a new experimental place for art from Amsterdam and the world, and supports the exhibition Hito Steyerl – I Will Survive. The fund was the main benefactor of the Blikopeners for many years and generously supported A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal and Jordan Wolfson: MANIC / LOVE / TRUTH / LOVE.

Fonds Sluyterman van Loo is a foundation that seeks to promote the well-being of older people in the Netherlands and the Caribbean part of the Netherlands. The foundation helped towards funding the Alzheimer-programme Onvergetelijk/ Unforgettable and also supported Studio I – Platform for Inclusive Culture.

Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, an art foundation established under Spanish law in 2002, holds a collection of works of art by Pablo Picasso and contemporary artists, and enjoys full access to a collection of archives. The FABA promotes contemporary art and culture in the realms of fine art, music, film and literature. It supports exhibitions at the Stedelijk, including presentations such as Jordan Wolfson: MANIC / LOVE / TRUTH / LOVE.

Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds supports charitable projects in four sectors: Nature and the Environment, Democracy and Rule of Law, Medical Science and Art and Culture. The major survey exhibition Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde held at the Stedelijk Museum, and the national roll-out of the Alzheimer project Onvergetelijk/Unforgettable were made possible thanks to the generous support of the Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds.

The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. It promotes the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange. The Institute contributed to such events as the exhibition ZERO: Let Us Explore the Stars and the public programme that accompanied Isa Genzken: Mach Dich hübsch!. 

The K.F. Hein Fonds manages the estate of its late founder Karl Friedrich Hein and supports organisations and institutions in the key areas of public health, culture and social work, the performing arts, and the preservation of monuments and areas of natural beauty. The K.F. Hein Fonds contributed to exhibitions such as Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde and The Oasis of Matisse. 

LUMA Foundation was established in 2004 to support the activities of independent artists and pioneers, and organisations in the area of visual art and photography, publications, documentaries and multimedia. Thanks to the support of the Luma Foundation the Stedelijk was able to organise exhibitions including Jean Tinguely – Machine Spectacle and Jordan Wolfson: MANIC / LOVE / TRUTH / LOVE.

The Mondriaan Fund is the national funding organisation for visual arts and cultural heritage. All grants are awarded with a view to promoting the production and presentation of relevant Dutch visual art and heritage in the Netherlands and abroad, where a commercial market is (yet) undeveloped. The Mondriaan Fund has supported a rich and diverse programme of engaging, daring projects and activities at the Stedelijk including structural and incidental acquisitions, exhibitions such as Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art and commissioning work by promising young artists like Magali Reus.

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek is committed to a strong science system in the Netherlands, in the belief that scientific research contributes to our prosperity and wellbeing. The core task of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research is to finance talented researchers and research facilities. The NOW contributes to research projects at the Stedelijk, such as the contemporary photography and restoration research project which receives funding through Science4arts.

Founded in 2003, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, is the only international, independent charitable organisation that pools donations from our partners and patron circles to support contemporary art and inspire new audiences. Outset supports exhibitions at the Stedelijk such as Paulien Oltheten & Anouk Kruithof and A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal. 

The Cultuurfonds supports culture, nature conservation and science in the Netherlands. The foundation contributes to the Stedelijk’s efforts by supporting projects with a national interest, such as Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde, Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden and Jean Tinguely – Machine Spectacle.

Stichting RCOAK is one of the oldest charitable equity funds in the Netherlands, and is based in Amsterdam. They support national initiatives and projects aimed at improving the quality of life of older people, as well as Amsterdam-focused projects that provide help to other vulnerable groups facing poverty. The foundation contributed towards the Alzheimer programme Onvergetelijk/Unforgettable and Studio I – Platform for Inclusive Culture.

Fund NL / Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie is the Dutch cultural fund for architecture, design and digital culture as well as every imaginable crossover. The Fund strives to make a substantial contribution to the quality of professional design practice with and especially between the disciplines of architecture, design and digital culture. Part of this endeavour is the interdisciplinary interplay between the cultural, social and economic domains. The Fund supports exceptional and innovative projects and the activities of designers, makers and cultural institutions in the creative industries. Through the support of the Fund, the Stedelijk was able to realise exhibitions such as Living in the Amsterdam School.

Stichting Zabawas was founded on 23 January 2004 by C.J. Zanen. The foundation provides financial support to individuals and/or organisations that promote projects in relation to culture, nature and wildlife, medicine, sport and education. The foundation seeks to ensure that the donations it receives go towards advancing Dutch society. With the support of Stichting Zabawas, the Stedelijk was able to mount exhibitions including Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden and The Oasis of Matisse.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was created in 1987. In accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, the foundation’s mission is the advancement of the visual arts. The Warhol Foundation supported the Stedelijk’s first major presentation in the renewed building: the Mike Kelley retrospective.

Established by the artist in 1989, The Keith Haring Foundation perpetuates Haring’s artistic and philanthropic legacy through the preservation and circulation of his artwork and archives, and by providing grants to children in need and those affected by HIV/AIDS. The foundation contributed to the Stedelijk’s conservation and restoration of the velum by Keith Haring and the related educational programme.

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia supports and disseminates Swiss art and culture. They promote cultural production with their initiatives in Switzerland and other countries. The Swiss Arts Council generously supported ZERO: Let Us Explore the Stars and Jean Tinguely – Machine spectacle.

Turing Foundation is a recognized Dutch charitable foundation that provides grants to four key areas: education for children and young people, helping Dutch people to enjoy art, nature conservation, and leprosy research. The first Turing grant was awarded to the Stedelijk in 2009 for the retrospective of Mike Kelley. The foundation was also our long-term partner and sponsor of the Turing Museum Square Coach. 

VandenEnde Foundation is the private foundation created by Joop and Janine van den Ende to support cultural initiatives. The Foundation provides grants to young talents and distinguished cultural projects and institutions such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. They made an invaluable contribution to raising funds for the museum’s new wing, and renovation. 

Vereniging Rembrandt consists of fifteen thousand art-lovers. For 134 years, the Association has provided private support to enrich and protect Dutch public art collections. The Rembrandt Association also assisted the Stedelijk in purchasing a number of important and striking artworks, including the installation by Dan Flavin, as well as works by Willem de Kooning, Pablo Picasso, Isa Genzken and Otobong Nkanga.

VSBfonds provides support in the form of donations, practical advice and networks to promote initiatives aimed at everyone wanting to take an active part in society. The foundation aims to encourage Dutch people to be self-sufficient and independent, and provides support to social and cultural projects, as well as grants. The VSBfonds promotes social inclusion, encouraging everyone to participate in our diverse society and grow, learn and live together, and with each other’s support. This is the inspiration behind the foundation’s motto: ‘Everyone Joins In’. At the Stedelijk the VSBfonds supports projects that reach out to a large and new audience, such as Living in the Amsterdam School and Jordan Wolfson: MANIC / LOVE / TRUTH / LOVE.

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam receives additional support from the following foundations

Adam Mickiewicz Institute, operating under the brand

Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

Australia Council for the Arts


European Cultural Foundation 

Harten Fonds

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen 

Kunststiftung NRW

M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting

Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei

Prins Claus Fonds

P.W. Janssen’s Friesche Stichting

Stadsdeel Zuid

Stichting dr. Hendrik Muller’s Vaderlandsch Fonds 

Stichting Stokroos

TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund


Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fonds

Want to know more? Please contact

  • Photo of Sarah Slootweg
    Sarah Slootweg
    Account Manager Foundations
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    Thomas Dievelaar