Stichting Gilat theater


Gilat Foundation provides interactive theatre performances for children in teaching hospitals. We offer children a laugh and let them forget for a moment that they are ill. We do this in six children’s hospitals: in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Groningen and Nijmegen. For this, we depend on gifts and donations. Funds are an important form of income for our foundation.

Will your fund help make our work possible? Mail to or fill in our contact form and we will get in touch with you.

Nationale Postcode Loterij

Dorine Manson, managing director Postcode Loterij: “Every child deserves to be able and allowed to be a child. Even children who are seriously ill. With the Gilat theatres in various children’s hospitals, the foundation puts a smile on the faces of these seriously ill children, who thereby forget for a moment that they are ill. We are proud that thanks to the participants of the Postcode Lottery, we can support the Gilat Foundation with a contribution of 400,000 euros.”

About the National Postcode Lottery – together we make a difference
The National Postcode Lottery was founded in 1989 to support charities working towards a just, healthy and green world. The lottery raises funds for its charities and publicises awareness of their work.

At the Postcode Lottery, your postcode forms your lottery number. As a result, you win together with your neighbours. Three million participants now play the lottery. Participants stand a chance of winning hundreds of thousands of prizes every month and support 148 charitable organisations with at least 40 per cent of the lottery prize each year. Since the establishment of the Postcode Lottery, more than 7.3 billion euros have been donated to people and nature. Gilat Foundation and many other organisations receive support every year.

The Postcode Lottery and the Friends Lottery form the Holding Nationale Goede Doelen Loterijen. These lotteries are listed as a Dutch tradition on the Inventory of Intangible Heritage (UNESCO). The Postcode Lottery format also operates in the UK, Sweden, Germany and Norway. The Goede Doelen Loterijen together with the lotteries in these countries are the third largest private lender to charities in the world.

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Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie

The Cultural Participation Fund is making a wonderful multi-year contribution to all Gilat theatres within our Kingdom.

“Gilat Foundation creates special offerings for sick children based on their needs and abilities, removing barriers to active cultural participation. The artistic quality of the theatre productions is good, and the performances are performed by professional, qualified and specifically trained actors for dealing with sick children.”

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Zadelhoff Cultuurfonds

For three years, the Van Zadelhoff Culture Fund has been a committed partner of the foundation. Our cultural activities of a social nature pursue a common goal.
“Gilat Foundation makes tangible how culture takes a chronically ill child and his family out of the harsh reality of the hospital, and can conjure them into another world.”

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Fonds 1818

The Hague Culture Fund makes a valuable contribution to interactive performances for the sickest children within its own region. In addition, we are working together towards the Gilat theatre in Leiden, which is expected to be festively opened in the last quarter of 2022.

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Zabawas is an independent, committed charity fund. The founders have a suitably down-to-earth attitude and want to make a positive contribution to Dutch society. They are mainly involved in the fields of culture, nature, education, sports and medicine and support active, entrepreneurial initiatives in these areas. Gilat Foundation has been one of the lucky partners for three years.

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Stichting Wittebedjes raises money for sick, disabled and otherwise needy children in the Amsterdam area. Since Gilat Foundation’s inception, they have been a committed partner and help continue our programming at Emma Children’s Hospital.

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Van Leeuwen van Lignac

The Van Leeuwen Van Lignac Foundation has been providing ‘the medicine’ to children in Rotterdam for three years. In doing so, they make it possible for us to continue our performances at Sophia Children’s Hospital and lay a foundation for scaling up in the future.

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Van den Tweel Groep

Van den Tweel Group is investing in our programme that benefits sick children at Curaçao Medical Center.
In this first phase, this means concretely providing livestreams at a centrally accessible place in the hospital, where children and their parents relax, learn and have fun together.

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