Named Funds

If you want your contribution to support a certain aspect of our work or a particular region, we can talk about establishing a donor-advised fund. This is a  personalised way provide longer-term and more significant support to Mama Cash. Private individuals, companies and organisations may create a donor-advised fund. 

Mama Cash invites donors and philanthropic advisors to share with us how they would like their donation to be allocated. We will then use our strategic networks and regional expertise to make sure that funds get to the right place.

You can create a named fund by making a donation through a notary act, by committing to making a recurring donation, or by establishing the named fund in your will. If you are interested in establishing a named fund, Mama Cash will discuss with you in advance your goals for the fund, and the frequency and the size of your donation.

A named fund has several advantages:

  • You make a personal and enduring contribution to a better world for women, girls and trans people.
  • You determine the name, the goal and the duration of your fund.
  • The donation is completely tax deductible.

Mama Cash will provide you a report each year about your fund’s results, and we’ll name your fund, if you wish, in our annual report.

For more information, please contact Hadewych Lammers at + 31 (0)20 5158743 or via email at

Here are two examples of donor advised funds:

Anneke van Baalen/De Bonte Was Fund

Founder Marijke Ekelschot
Name Fund Anneke van Baalen/De Bonte Was Fund
Since Autumn 2007

Independent women’s organisations in sub-Saharan Africa




Marijke Ekelschot (70) established the Anneke van Baalen/De Bonte Was Fund at Mama Cash. The fund is named for her deceased partner and the feminist press where they both were active. Anneke van Baalen was an important Dutch feminist and is one of the women Mama Cash chose to portray in our (she changed the world) card series which we created several years ago.

“I’ve donated the remaining balance in the account of the press and my own savings to the Anneke van Baalen/De Bonte Was Fund. The money has been earmarked for Africa, a region of the world that I think has maybe received less than its share from Mama Cash."

It’s a way of indirectly making sure that more ‘tax revenue’ goes to support women’s rights


"A fortunate consequence of having established this fund is that by making a yearly gift, my annual tax obligations are substantially reduced. It’s a way of indirectly making sure that more ‘tax revenue’ goes to support women’s rights."

"Of course, the fund is also a special way to commemorate Anneke and her work. You can read about Anneke and De Bonte Was at the website It’s an historically-oriented (Dutch) site, but I hope that it also provides inspiration and feminist ideas that are useful in the present.

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