Mama Cash, an international fund for women’s rights initiatives around the world, has released their annual report. The report provides a glimpse into their 2016 financial data and grantmaking statistics, emphasizing their 46 per cent increase in grantmaking in 2016 alone.
The fund gave 147 grants to 136 women’s, girls’, and trans groups in 65 countries, totalling well over €5 million. In addition, they hosted the Red Umbrella Fund, the first global fund guided by and for sex workers.
Showing their appreciation for their donors, who are vital in their goal of building a global movement to advance feminist activism, Mama Cash noted that their overall income increased by more than a third, coming in at almost €14 million. Practically matching their overall income, Mama Cash lists their total expenditures as over €13.3 million.
In keeping the ball rolling, Mama Cash has opened their 2017 grantmaking window for non-current grantee-partners. The fund urges applicants to consider their selection criteria and priority before applying as last year they approved 1.5% of all requests due to limited resources.
They will be receiving Letters of Interest from applicants from 15 March – 15 May 2017. Mama Cash will deliver responses by 15 June 2017.
For more information on Mama Cash’s annual report or their grantmaking window, see http://www.mamacash.org/
Halie Dalton is a student at James Madison University, Virginia, and is currently an editorial intern with Alliance.