The BankGiro Loterij (BGL) has been a patron of the Drents Museum since 2009. Being a BGL beneficiary is a type of accreditation, since not all museums are supported by the BGL. It sends a powerful message to government agencies and businesses. The BGL supports organizations benefiting Dutch culture. In 2016, the BGL made a general financial contribution of €300,000 and another €81,540 within the scope of earmarked sponsoring (lottery participants directly supporting the museum by buying special lottery tickets).
In 2012 BGL gave the Drents Museum an additional contribution of no less than €750,000 for the conversion of its period rooms into the Largest Doll’s House in the Netherlands: a house full of stories for young and old.
Stichting Beringer Hazewinkel
Stichting Beringer Hazewinkel has close ties with the museum. This foundation, which aims to promote the arts, supports the museum in its efforts to increase its collection and organize exhibitions and publish catalogues on Dutch art from around 1900. This has enabled the Drents Museum to put on national and international exhibitions for young and old, to make culture available to society and to manage its collection responsibly. In collaboration with the BankGiro Loterij and the Friends of the Drents Museum, Stichting Beringer Hazewinkel has donated several pieces by goldsmith and metalwork designer Jan Eisenloeffel.