Our 2021 grantmaking window opens on March 1st 2021

Mama Cash will receive Letters of Interest from applicants who are not current grantee-partners from 1 March – 31 March 2021, 11:59 pm CEST*. Groups that apply during this grantmaking window will receive a response from Mama Cash by 1 July 2021.

Mama Cash supports ambitious feminist and women’s girl’s, trans and intersex people’s rights organisations and initiatives led by and for women, girls, trans, and intersex people from anywhere in the world. We advise groups wishing to apply to consider the Mama Cash selection criteria and priority.

Mama Cash is evolving into a fully participatory grantmaker, which means this year we are shifting decision-making about all of our grants from our staff to the communities we aim to serve. Our participatory process will be two steps. In the first step, all of our applicants will provide input and guidance on which issues to prioritise. Then, a community representative committee reflecting the communities we aim to serve will make the final decisions on who our new grantee-partners will be. Read more about our transition to participatory grantmaking here.

Mama Cash is a fund with limited resources. Every year, more groups apply for funding than we can fund. This also means, unfortunately, that we still have to decline many groups that we could fund because they meet our criteria. In 2020, we received 909 funding requests of which we could approve 11 new grants (1.2% of all requests)and in 2019, we received 1303 funding requests of which we could approve 15 new grants (1.15% of all requests). In 2021, we expect to approve a similar percentage of new grants, 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 2021.

Please also note that Mama Cash is not affiliated with a loan app called CashMama. Mama Cash will never ask you for money and we will only email you from email addresses ending in @mamacash.org. Please disregard emails sent from other email providers.