What is the Solidarity Fund?
The Solidarity Fund is one of Mama Cash's grantmaking funds. From the design to the selection process, it was created in its entirety by women’s funds, for women’s funds.
Mama Cash knows first-hand that women’s funds are supporting some of the most innovative, courageous and transformative feminist movements around the world. They are a key part of the infrastructure needed for feminist movements to hold the line, advance their agendas and resist attacks and backlash.
Launched in early 2020, the Solidarity Fund is a special pot of funding that has been allocated to support the needs of women’s funds. It is an addition to Mama Cash’s long-term core grants support for women’s funds, and does not replace any of our existing funding.
In a spirit of radical trust and solidarity, the fund incorporates participatory grantmaking as a more equitable, just, transparent and accountable form of grantmaking. This approach also seeks to empower women’s funds to make the decisions that are best for our peers and that will strengthen the feminist funding ecosystem.
The Solidarity Fund will open again for applications in early 2022. Stay tuned for more information on exact dates.