Roster of Grants and Sponsorships
Direct grants are issued from the Muste Institute's grantmaking program to a particular
project or organization. These grants range from $500 to $2,000. FISCAL SPONSORSHIPS
are funds from institutional grants and individual tax-deductible donations which
the Muste Institute accepts as agent for the fiscally sponsored project or organization.
The INTERNATIONAL NONVIOLENCE TRAINING FUND (INTF) is a special donor-directed
fund which makes grants to nonviolence training projects outside the US (or in
native communities within the US); INTF grants range from $500 to $3,000. SHEILAH'S
FUND EAST (SFE) is a donor-advised fund which supports active nonviolence work,
primarily in Latin America; grants are made on the recommendation of the donor.
Separate guidelines are available for general grants,
fiscal sponsorships and INTF grants. For information, please contact the Muste
Institute at 339 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012; phone 212-533-4335; fax 212-228-6193;
York, NY: $2,000.
For a documentary film about the trial of 28 activists
who destroyed draft files in a Selective Service office in 1971 in Camden, New
Jersey, to call attention to their belief that war is indefensible.
Citizens for Safe
Water Around Badger
Merrimac, WI: $1,500.
For a campaign by local residents and
members of the Ho-Chunk nation to build public pressure for a proposal to transfer
former Badger Army Ammunition Plant (BAAP) land into a trust for the Ho-Chunk,
guaranteeing preservation and restoration of prairie lands.
for the Human Rights of Immigrants
New York, NY: $3,947.50
Fiscal sponsorship for efforts to promote
immigrants' rights and build opposition to anti-immigrant policies; and a $2,000
direct grant for actions to demand amnesty for undocumented immigrants and to
protest private prisons and their role in the immigrant detention system.
London, England: $9,500.
Fiscal sponsorship for the ACCORD
project, an international bulletin detailing current and past peace processes
Guayaquil, Ecuador: $10,000.
(SFE) For trainings in conflict
resolution and educational work to promote a culture of peace in Ecuador.
Charlottetown, Canada: $2,000.
Fiscal sponsorship of a donor-directed
grant for educational activities promoting public awareness of environmental issues
on Prince Edward Island.
Timor Action Network (ETAN)
White Plains, NY: $950.
Fiscal sponsorship for the International
Federation for East Timor (IFET) Observer Project, assisting in the monitoring
of the United Nations-sponsored popular consultation on East Timor's political
International Art for Mumia
Island, South Africa: $2,850.
Fiscal sponsorship for an art exhibit in South
Africa about US death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, presented in conjunction with
an interfaith service against the death penalty.
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Alkmaar, Netherlands: $600 (SFE)
For participation of a grassroots
human rights activist from a women's organization in Barrancabermeja, Colombia,
at an international conference on "Women and Peace" in Bilbao, Spain, November
International Nonviolent Initiatives
Waltham, MA: $570.
Fiscal sponsorship for educational programs fostering
nonviolence internationally. International Peace Bureau Geneva, Switzerland: $71,250.
Fiscal sponsorship for educational work promoting disarmament and worldwide peace.
Fiscal sponsorship for educational work promoting disarmament
and worldwide peace.
New York, NY: $16,973.
Fiscal sponsorship for educational work
on issues of nonviolence, militarism and the dangers of nuclear and conventional
weapons; and a $2,000 direct grant for a public education campaign in New York
focused on countering the military propaganda aspect of the Intrepid Sea Air and
Leverett, MA: $2,000.
For Projekt Dijakom in Bosnia, a dialogue
program for educators to promote inter-ethnic tolerance and understanding, conflict
transformation and peacebuilding.
Wustrow, Germany: $4,000.
For travel expenses of trainers from the
global South to participate in the annual International Training for Nonviolence
in the Context of War or Armed Conflict. This grant consists of $2,500 from the
International Nonviolence Training Fund (INTF) and $1,500 from Sheilah's Fund
Minneapolis, MN: $2,000.
For public events and educational
materials against US military intervention in Colombia.
New York, NY: $1,500.
For a project that trains welfare recipients and union
workers in New York City to use media about workfare as a grassroots educational
tool to build public awareness about the true impact of welfare "reform" policies.
Victims Families for Reconciliation (SFE)
Cambridge, MA: $10,000.
For "Healing the Wounds of Murder," a June 2001
conference bringing together family members of murder victims to build opposition
to the death penalty.
Peace Festival 2000
Newport, RI: $2,000.
For an October 2000 peace festival in
Newport, Rhode Island (home to the Naval War College, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
and Raytheon), to draw attention to misplaced government priorities, racial and
economic disparities in the community, and links between globalization and militarization.
Solidarity Network of Greater New York
New York, NY: $1,852.50
Fiscal sponsorship for educational
materials promoting demilitarization and economic justice in Latin America. Organizers'
Collaborative Cambridge, MA: $1,000. For a new project helping activist groups
to connect with each other through the internet and to build their capacity to
work together more effectively.
Cambridge, MA: $1,000.
For a new project helping activist groups to connect
with each other through the internet and to build their capacity to work together
Berkeley, CA: $2,000.
For an outreach and distribution campaign--including
an interactive website and teacher's guide–for The Good War and Those Who Refused
to Fight It, a documentary film about World War II conscientious objectors.
Action New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM: $2,000.
For educational materials for a rally
and nonviolent direct action at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) on August
9, 2000, the 55th anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing.
Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty
Philadelphia, PA: $1,500.
For a statewide anti-death penalty
organizing conference in March 2001, bringing together diverse groups who are
critical of capital punishment for different reasons, to build support for a death
New York, NY: $190.
Fiscal sponsorship to raise awareness of vehicular
violence and promote safe and sustainable forms of transportation.
Washington, DC: $2,000.
For a North American speaking tour by grassroots
and indigenous activists from Central America, in conjunction with a planned protest
campaign against the April 2001 Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, where heads
of state will meet to discuss trade and other issues.
of the Americas (SOA) Watch/Northeast
Philadelphia, PA: $1,000.
For the Solidarity in
Action campaign, using student organizer training workshops to build awareness
of how the SOA provides the military muscle for corporate interests in Latin America.
Paz y Justicia-América Latina
Montevideo, Uruguay: $15,000. (SFE)
administration of the SERPAJ peace and justice network's regional coordinating
office, promoting education and nonviolent action for social justice.
Paz y Justicia-Cuernavaca
Cuernavaca, Mexico: $5,000.
Actions, workshops and educational materials promoting dialogue on
active nonviolence as a strategy to resist militarization and injustice in Mexico.
Paz y Justicia-Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador: $2,000.
For a campaign against US military intervention,
with a focus on the current crisis in Colombia, Ecuador's neighbor. The campaign
is a coalition effort with a number of other groups, mostly youth-oriented, from
around Latin America.
Paz y Justicia de Tabasco
Villahermosa, Mexico: $4,500.
For education and nonviolent action for social justice, and promotion
of democratic participation, human rights, environmental protection and peace.
Team International for Textileras (STITCH)
Chicago, IL: $2,000.
For training exchange
workshops in Central America, building relationships between US and Central American
women union activists and supporting workers' struggles to organize.
Citizens' Awareness Network
Dummerston, VT: $1,500.
For an educational campaign
to build public pressure toward preventing the sale of the aging Vermont Yankee
nuclear reactor, and forcing a shutdown and cleanup of the facility.
London, England: $2,247.
Fiscal sponsorship for educational activities
promoting nonviolence and disarmament; and a $2,000 direct grant for the Nonviolence
and Social Empowerment project.
New York, NY: $160,332.24
Fiscal sponsorship for educational activities
and publications addressing the root causes of war and promoting nonviolent activism
for social justice.
Resisters League/New England
Norwich, CT: $5,773.15
Fiscal sponsorship for
educational activities and organizing around issues of nonviolence and social
In addition, the Muste Institute operates
the Freeman Internship Program, providing a stipend to interns working in the
War Resisters League national office. This program was established through a bequest
from Ruth and Harrop Freeman. Distributions to interns in the program in 2000
(17): $ 30,000.00
SFE grants (7): 46,600.00
INTF grants (2): 4,500.00
Sponsored grants (13): 272,435.39
Freeman intern stipends (3): 6,817.50
Total distributions: $ 360,352.89