2017 at a glance

Mama Cash gave

164
grants

to
154
women’s, girls’ and trans and intersex
people’s groups & women’s funds

in
77

countries
worldwide


for a total of
5810915
Mama Cash is honoured to host the Red Umbrella Fund, the first global fund guided by and for sex workers. The Red Umbrella Fund celebrated its five-year anniversary with a new report that tells the remarkable history behind its pioneering model of activist-led grantmaking.
Women´s March with Mama Cash activist Carla Brünott, Amsterdam
Roma feminist group E-Romnja, Romania
Home Based Women Workers Federation, Pakistan

Grantmaking and
Accompaniment

Mama Cash supports courageous feminist activists who are working together to defend and advance their rights, and transform their communities. We fund groups and movements that have the conviction and tenacity to speak out, stand firm and demand justice. In 2017 our grantmaking increased by 10%.  In celebration of Mama Cash’s deep roots in Dutch feminist activism, we launched a new small grants initiative aimed at catalysing the grassroots activism of women, girls, trans and intersex people in the Netherlands. An advisory committee of feminist activists helped Mama Cash award the first twelve grants in our new Spark portfolio.

Grants per portfolio

31
Body
32
Money
28
Voice
21
Women's Funds
9
Opportunity
5
Accompaniment
12
Spark
26
Red Umbrella Fund

Amounts per portfolio

19%
1095715
Body
22%
1293000
Money
17%
977500
Voice
22%
1289700
Women's Funds
1%
60000
Opportunity Grants
4%
230000
Accompaniment
1%
10000
Spark
15%
855000
Red Umbrella Fund
Mama Cash is proud to lead the Count Me In! (CMI!) Consortium, which supports the voices and activism of women, girls and trans people who are often most marginalised by their communities.

Women’s Funds

Women’s funds around the world are building and sustaining the resource base for women’s, girls’, trans, and intersex people’s activism. Mama Cash supported 17 national, regional and thematic women’s funds this year. In collaboration with FRIDA, the Young Feminist Fund, we co-hosted ‘Stronger Together’, a powerful dialogue between activists and funders about supporting young feminist organising.

Mongolian Women´s Fund, Mongolia
Colectiva Polimorfas for women with functional diversity, Colombia
More than Muse Festival on March 8th, Amsterdam

Influencing the
Donor Community

Mama Cash uses our knowledge, experience and credibility within the donor community to leverage more and better funding for women’s, girls’, trans and intersex people’s rights. In July we launched the groundbreaking report Standing Firm: Women- and Trans-Led Organisations Respond to Closing Space for Civil Society, co-authored with Urgent Action Fund. The report was among the first to focus on the impact on women’s and trans’ rights activists of increased government repression and control.

Our donors demonstrated an incredible commitment to Mama Cash and the inspiring activism of women, girls, trans and intersex people worldwide. Funding from private foundations nearly doubled this year. Donations from individuals increased by more than a third.

2017 Financials

Our Income

10%
1634497
Individuals
30%
4927434
Private foundations
6%
925000
Third parties (Dutch Postcode Lottery)
29%
4808933
Governments
1%
21108
Other income
26%
4330000
Income for CMI! partners
a total income of
16646972

Our Expenditures

57%
8283491
Core strategies
30%
4368661
Expenditure for CMI! partners
3%
428326
Management and administration
10%
1376708
Income acquisition costs
total expenditures of
14457186
Thank you for supporting Mama Cash and feminist activism around the world!

All figures in this document are based on preliminary financial reports and have not been audited. Find out more about Mama Cash’s work in 2017 and read our audited financial statement in April at www.mamacash.org/annualreport.