2018 at a glance

Mama Cash gave

170
grants

to
161
women’s, girls' and trans and intersex
people’s groups & women’s funds

in
65

countries
worldwide


for a total of
6299333
Mama Cash continues to proudly lead the Count Me In! Consortium (CMI!), supporting the work of women, girls, trans and intersex people, because they are the best placed to address and challenge the injustice and discrimination that affect them.
Femix challenges the sexist and stereotypical approach to gender roles in popular culture , particularly music.
The 3rd 'LesBiTransInter' feminist meeting for Latin American and Caribbean activists in November 2018, in Mexico City

Grantmaking and
Accompaniment

In 2018, Mama Cash’s core, long-term grants to both emerging and established self-led feminist groups worldwide, grew by nearly half a million euros. With support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery, we launched CreatEquality to fund feminist initiatives at the crossroads of art and activism, such as Femix Network for Female Creativity in Serbia, which encourages girls to challenge gender stereotypes in music with its successful Girls Rock Camp. And our Spark grantee-partners continue to catalyse feminist activism in the Netherlands: groups like Mil Colores strive for an inclusive society and social acceptance of bicultural LBT women.

Grants per portfolio

27
Body
37
Money
27
Voice
24
Women's Funds
8
Opportunity
5
Accompaniment
13
Spark
29
Red Umbrella Fund

Amounts per portfolio

20%
1228668
Body
20%
1279500
Money
15%
960000
Voice
28%
1746165
Women's Funds
1%
50000
Opportunity Grants
3%
185000
Accompaniment
1%
20000
Spark
13%
830000
Red Umbrella Fund
Mama Cash continues to proudly host the Red Umbrella Fund. This first and only grantmaker run by and for sex workers launched its participatory grantmaking guide, championing its pioneering model in which a panel of sex workers rights activists from across the world decide where funds should go.

Women’s Funds

Women’s Funds are often the first funders to feminist groups working on issues that others shy away from. Girl-led organising has been pushing the needle on girls rights for decades, often with little or no support from funders and larger social movements. This is why Mama Cash and FRIDA, two women’s funds long committed to supporting girls, commissioned the first participatory research report, Girls to the front: a snapshot of girl-led organising, to explore some of the impactful ways girls are bringing about social justice in their own communities. 

Participants of the Money and Movements Conference in Kenya.
Guerrilla Girls at the Feminist Festival 2018
Mama Cash turned 35! Time to look forward and ask ourselves what the world would look like if feminist activists received the support they need to create change. Following our recent brand refresh, we brought this vision into life in our new animation.

Influencing the
Donor Community

Mama Cash continues to proudly lead the Count Me In! Consortium (CMI!), supporting the work of women, girls, trans and intersex people, because they are the best placed to address and challenge the injustice and discrimination that affect them. Mama Cash uses our knowledge, experience, visibility and credibility within the donor community to leverage more and better funding for women’s, girls’ and trans people’s rights groups. In April, the Count Me In! Consortium, led by Mama Cash, hosted Money and Movements in Kenya, a gathering of activists and funders to strategise about the future of resourcing feminist groups and social change. It proved to be the ideal space to envisage a future in which feminist movements are strong, resilient and thriving.

Thank you to Beyoncé and the Guerilla Girls for your commitment to global feminist activism and showing up for Mama Cash!

2018 Financials

Our Income

12%
2144512
Individuals
25%
4541651
Private foundations
12%
2153000
Third parties (Dutch Postcode Lottery)
29%
5311349
Governments
0%
61722
Other income
23%
4255000
Income for CMI! partners
a total income of
18467234

Our Expenditures

61%
9335703
Core strategies
28%
4255000
Expenditure for CMI! partners
4%
680558
Management and administration
7%
1151968
Income acquisition costs
total expenditures of
15423229

The bulk of the difference between income and expenditures is due to multi-year donations received in 2018.