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Mama Cash’s 2017 grantmaking window is now open. 

We are excited to launch our 2017 grantmaking window and intend to support up to 15 new feminist groups led by women, girls and trans people.  

How to apply to Mama Cash if you are not a current grantee-partner:

Mama Cash is receiving 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. 

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 priorities.

The Letter of Interest format is available here.

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 30 (1.4% 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 priorities lead our decision-making process.

> You can watch a video webinar on our grantmaking process and selection criteria and priority here.

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. 

In 2014, 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. Please consult our section with Frequently Asked Questions about our grantmaking cycle for background information on this change.

Do you want to know what to expect from our funding process? Take a look at this infographic >>
Mama Cash supports ambitious feminist and women's rights groups and initiatives led by and for women, girls and trans people.
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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.
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