Support Naturalis The rich variety of nature is essential to us all

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In our efforts to preserve biodiversity, we can use all the support we can get. This includes support for research, exhibitions, educational projects, and special acquisitions. Through our collection, research, and data, Naturalis is mapping out biodiversity worldwide and helping to shape solutions to global challenges. And in light of the current biodiversity crisis, our work is more relevant now than ever. However you choose to support us, our gratitude knows no bounds!

Contribute to our mission.

Call or email Minette Albers, relationship manager individuals: 071 - 7519 662 of 06 - 15 83 89 12.


Private donors

As a private donor, you can choose to support us in one of four ways.

  1. gift to the collection
    You can donate or bequeath an object or collection to the museum.

    More information? Call or email our Head of Collections, Steven van der Mije: +31 (0)71 751 9311 or +31 (0)64 533 6594.

  2. make a financial donation

  • You can choose between a one-time or a periodic donation. Because Naturalis has cultural PBO status, it is exempt from gift and inheritance taxes, meaning your entire donation benefits Naturalis. All donations are tax-deductible. A periodic donation offers the greatest tax benefit. This involves formalizing your periodic donation in a donor agreement with a term of at least five years. The entire donated amount is then 100% tax-deductible, regardless of the amount you give each year. For a one-time donation, the amount of the deduction will depend on your annual income.

  • You can also create a designated fund. We establish funds in the names of donors who have given €50,000 or more to the museum. You can choose the name of your fund and even decide how you would like us to spend the money, provided it is in keeping with the objectives of Naturalis.

    More information? Call or email our Private Partnerships Manager, Minette Albers: +31 (0)71 751 9662 or +31 (0)61 583 8912.

  1. arrange a financial legacy
    You can name Naturalis as a beneficiary in your will.

  • Appointment as an heir: you name Naturalis as an heir to a portion of your estate.

  • Bequest: you state in your will that Naturalis is to receive a certain sum in money, assets, or real estate, such as a house or a stock portfolio.

  • Designated fund: for bequests of €50,000 or more, you can have a fund established in your name.

    More information? Call or email our Private Partnerships Manager, Minette Albers: +31 (0)71 751 9662 or +31 (0)61 583 8912.

4. play the BankGiro Lottery
Naturalis receives support from the BankGiro Lottery, the premier cultural lottery in the Netherlands. In 2017, Naturalis received €1,250,000 to fund the REXperience, a spectacular public attraction in the new museum's dinosaur hall.

When you participate in the BankGiro Lottery, you have a chance to win fantastic prizes in every drawing. What's more, half the price of your ticket goes directly to around 70 cultural organizations, including Naturalis. Participants will also receive a VIP PASS granting free admission to the new museum. Enter to win and support Naturalis!

and partnerships

There are multiple options and levels for affiliation with our museum, from becoming the main sponsor of our institute to sponsoring individual exhibitions or educational projects. Help us realize special acquisitions like our T.rex, or partner with us on big data and ground-breaking research projects.

Naturalis has an international network and a reputation to match. This provides numerous opportunities for our sponsors and partners to share their stories and communicate their objectives. That includes hosting events and receptions for partners, stakeholders or employees, enhanced by fantastic images, objects, and content from Naturalis. Our researchers will help you ensure you connect with your target group. We are always happy to work with our sponsors to develop activity programs tailored to their organization and networks, also drawing on our own target groups to do so.

In addition, our sponsors and partners can contribute to or even accompany Naturalis’ scientific expeditions and experience first-hand what it's like to conduct field work aimed at enhancing our understanding and the preservation of biodiversity.

More information? Call or email our Corporate Partnerships Manager, Bouchra Filali: +31 (0)64 486 0733.

Made possible
thanks to

Naturalis receives the generous support of many corporate and private donors. Here you see an overview of those who have supported Naturalis.

Thanks to

Stichting Naturalis Biodiversity Center Leiden

IBAN NL34RABO011447700
RSIN/tax number 803595943
Chamber of Commerce 41169515
Dutch VAT NL80595943B01

2017 Annual Report (Dutch) 
Articles of Association (Dutch)