Legacies and bequests

Mama Cash in your Will

Remember Mama Cash in your will and you’ll be giving a lot more than money. Your legacy will be your belief that a better world is essential and possible – that organisations that defend women’s and girls’ rights can be catalysts for meaningful change. And you will be sending a powerful vote of confidence to women and girls fighting for change on the front line of human rights.

Ensure your ideals live on

Support future generations of women, girls and trans people in their fight for human rights.

The human rights organisations and movements that Mama Cash supports receive little funding from mainstream funders. Without financial support from feminist women and men, these organisations and movements would not survive, let alone flourish or realise their full potential.

She’ll support Mama Cash even after she passes away

Maaike Meijer

Maaike Meijer: “I’ve known about Mama Cash for a long time; some of my best friends helped start this amazing initiative. What speaks to me personally, is that Mama Cash focuses explicitly and exclusively on women. Women get the worst deal around the world and, when it comes to inequality, in my opinion, you have to be radical and takes sides with those who have the least rights.

Mama Cash focuses on ensuring that women have more of a say, and maintains direct links with the best women’s initiatives in the world. They focus on empowerment, but all their programmes invariably also touch on themes such as sexuality, homosexuality, trans rights and sexual rights – which I support completely. It’s all these different aspects that make Mama Cash fantastic. I admire everything about them and I do everything I can to support them.

I regularly donate to Mama Cash. I’ve given them pride of place in my will. It’s good to think that I’ll be leaving a legacy when my life is over. It’s always slightly unpleasant talking about your own death, but on the other hand, it’s only realistic to prepare for the fact that one day it’ll happen! I think that leaving money to an organisation like Mama Cash can make dying easier; it’s a better way to die, knowing that your money is going to a good cause. There’s little enough you can do to combat inequality and injustice. At least a legacy enables you to make a difference, not just financial but spiritual. This will be my final gift to the world.”

Three ways to leave money to Mama Cash

Leaving money to Mama Cash is not complicated. All you need to do is decide what you want and specify this clearly in a will. There are several different options.

1. Leave a specific legacy to Mama Cash

You may decide to give Mama Cash a specific sum of money. An alternative is to leave specific possessions to Mama Cash, such as shares or property.

2. Name Mama Cash as an heir

A second option is to name Mama Cash as a beneficiary in your will. This involves assigning the organisation the right to a percentage of your estate, alongside other heirs, such as children or relatives. You can specify the precise percentage that you want to leave to Mama Cash in your will.

3. Make Mama Cash sole beneficiary

A third option is to leave your entire estate to Mama Cash. This will ensure that everything you leave behind will go to benefit women and girls around the world.

Depending on your personal situation, you also have the option of naming Mama Cash as your executor, to handle your estate.

Did you know that leaving money to a charity like Mama Cash is amazingly advantageous?

Heirs are generally required to pay tax on money and property they inherit,  referred to as inheritance tax (in Dutch: erfbelasting, formerly successierecht). Today, charitable organisations (in Dutch: Algemeen Nut Beogende Instellingen or ANBI), such as Mama Cash, are exempted from tax. This means that Mama Cash will be able to devote every last cent that you give to her good causes. Your entire legacy will benefit women and girls around the world.

For more information

Would you like to find out more about leaving part or all of your estate to Mama Cash? Please don’t hesitate to contact Mama Cash. We would be more than happy to provide you with all the information you need to arrive at a decision that’s right for you. Just email us at nalaten@mamacash.org or call us at +31 (0)20 5158700.