15 Mai 2017 Dans 2 mois
Mama Cash was conceived around a kitchen table in Amsterdam in 1983. Since then, we have grown from a group of five feminist activists into an international fund that supports women’s, girls’ and trans people’s movements around the world.
Mama Cash was the first international women’s fund in the world. Today, we fund and support women’s rights initiatives around the globe that challenge the root causes of injustice. Activists and donors join with Mama Cash to advance social change that starts with gender equality and respect for the human rights of everyone.
Mama Cash supports ambitious feminist and women’s rights organisations and initiatives led by and for women, girls and trans people. We advise groups wishing to apply to consider the Mama Cash selection criteria and priority. The Letter of Interest format will be available from 15 March 2017.
Mama Cash is a fund with limited resources. More groups apply for funding than we can fund. In 2016, we received 2113 funding requests of which we could approve 31 (1.5% of all requests) to be new grantee-partners in our portfolios of Body, Money and Voice.
Because we have limited resources, we have to make difficult decisions on which groups we can support. The Mama Cash selection criteria and priority lead our decision-making process. For 2017, we expect to approve grants to approximately 15 new groups, in addition to the planned renewal grants to current grantee-partners.
The application window is not relevant for current grantee-partners wishing to apply for renewal during the course of 2017.
Mama Cash moved from having a rolling application system when groups could apply at any time of the year, to having a time-limited application window, in 2014. Please consult our section with Frequently Asked Questions about our grantmaking cycle for background information on this change.
Mama Cash is helping to build a strong global architecture of women’s funds so that local and regional women’s movements can grow in scale, influence, and collective power. The women’s funds we support:
Mama Cash provides step-up support to a select number of women’s funds. Step-up support includes:
Please read each of the sections below before beginning the process. We recommend that you first read Mama Cash Women’s Funds Framework.
Have an annual budget below 200,000 euros
Mama Cash may partner with larger groups through our Accompaniment portfolio (formerly known as our Strategic Partnerships Portfolio) but will not prioritise providing financial support to them through our thematic portfolios (Body, Money and/or Voice)
Mama Cash makes grants in most countries of the world. Even though contexts are significantly different, we have found that the concerns of some specific groups of women, girls and trans* people tend to be unaddressed and/or contested in most societies (and social movements). So these groups are often found among our grantees.
Mama Cash focuses on three broad thematic areas – Body, Money and Voice – and we support groups whose work falls within them (for further information, see here).
For example, Mama Cash supports groups that work on:
This list is merely indicative. Mama Cash is open to supporting groups organising on other issues that are relevant for their context and have not been mentioned, provided they meet our criteria.
Mama Cash will receive Letters of Interest from applicants who are not current grantee-partners from 15 March - 15 May 2017, 11:59 pm CEST.
Groups that apply during this grantmaking window will receive a response from Mama Cash by 15 June 2017.