Roster of Grants
grants are issued from the Muste Institute's grantmaking program to a particular
project or organization. These grants range from $500 to $2,000. The International
Nonviolence Training Fund (INTF) is a special donor-directed fund which makes
grants to nonviolence training projects outside the U.S. (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.
sponsorships, listed on a separate roster, are funds from institutional grants
and individual tax-deductible donations which the Muste Institute accepts as agent
for the fiscally sponsored project or organization.
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; [email protected];
Action Network for Social Justice
Saint Louis, MO: $1,500
For the educational work of “Instead of War,” a campaign
carried out jointly with the Center for Theology and Social Analysis (CTSA), geared
at consolidating local opposition to war against Iraq.
on Conscience & War
Washington, DC: $1,000
For publicity and other expenses of distributing
a newly revised edition of the “Draft Counselor’s Manual.”
New York-Citizens Awareness Network
Syracuse, NY: $1,500
For direct outreach and organizing in Oswego County
to raise awareness about the health impact of the county’s three nuclear reactors
and to increase involvement of community members in opposing nuclear power, corporate
domination and environmental racism.
for Safe Water Around Badger
Merrimac, WI: $1,500
For community outreach toward building public pressure
for full cleanup of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant, and to ensure a clean and
sustainable future use for the land.
for the Human Rights of Immigrants (CHRI)
New York, NY: $1,500
For the Stop the Disappearances! Campaign http://www.geocities.com/detentionalertnyc/index.html,
seeking justice and due process for immigrant detainees and demanding an end to
the immigration detention system.
the Rescue and Development of Vieques
Vieques, Puerto Rico: $2,000
For educational work of the “Ocupando Territorio
Ocupado” (Occupying Occupied Territory) campaign, to establish a permanent peace
presence on the bombing range of Camp Garcia on the island of Vieques.
Porto Alegre, Brazil: $10,000 (SFE) $5,000
F or a training for 100 teachers
from southern Brazil, to expand peace education through the school system; and
$5,000 for printing a Portuguese-language version of the nonviolence training
From Violence to Wholeness. Fellowship
Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean
San Francisco, CA: $1,000
For “Colombia Peace Presence,” a volunteer accompaniment project in support
of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó and La Unión in the Colombian region
Free The Slaves
Washington, DC: $1,500
For improving and updating website and email
outreach to community groups and students in the US, to encourage them to take
action against slavery.
Fundación Paz, Ecología
Buenos Aires, Argentina: $2,000 (INTF)
For nonviolence training for
youth leaders at the One Thousand Years of Peace congress in Buenos Aires in September
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear
Power in Space
Gainesville, FL: $2,000
For outreach and promotion of “Keep Space for
Peace,” an international week of educational and protest events in October 2002.
You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving
Train (video project)
Burlington, VT: $1,000
For post-production expenses of a one-hour video
documenting the life of historian and social justice activist Howard Zinn, sponsored
by Chicago Filmmakers and co-produced by Deb Ellis & Denis Mueller.
Women’s Peace Service - Palestine
Norfolk, UK: $2,000
For education and mobilization of a collective of international
women to document and respond to human rights injustices in Palestine and to support
local nonviolence efforts there.
For distribution of materials and coordination of educational
and media work for the Post 9-11 Project, which seeks to defend the rights of
immigrants and activists following Sept. 11, 2001.
Jerseyans for a Death Penalty Moratorium
Cape May, NJ: $2,000.
For the development of organizing materials to
build support for a death penalty moratorium in New Jersey.
Yorkers Against The Death Penalty
Albany, NY: $1,000
For the New York City Council Moratorium Resolution
Campaign and other educational work against the death penalty in New York State.
Peace Action New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM: $1,500
For educational materials in connection with local
events marking the anniversaries of the 1945 US atomic bombing of Hiroshima and
September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Cary, NC: $1,000
For the work of this group of people who lost loved
ones in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, seeking to break the endless cycle
of violence and retaliation engendered by war, by exploring effective alternative
responses to terrorism.
United Against the Death Penalty
Philadelphia, PA: $1,000
For the Death Penalty Moratorium Campaign,
using education and nonviolent action to push for a halt to executions in Pennsylvania.
Project South: Institute for the Elimination of
Poverty & Genocide
Atlanta, GA: $2,000
For the”Living & Working in Peace” program of Project
South’s Youth Council, working with other youth groups and local high schools
to encourage young people to make change in their communities using nonviolent
Ecuador: $15,000 (SFE)
For a project establishing youth-led and youth-centered
“mediation offices” at high schools in the Ecuadoran city of Guayaquil, and other
work with students and high-risk youth in the city’s urban areas.
Paz Y Justicia (SERPAJ)-Morelos
Cuernavaca, Mexico: $1,000 (SFE)
For participation of a SERPAJ-Morelos member
in an international peace encampment in Ecuador in March 2002, challenging the
expansion of militarism in Latin America.
Asunción, Paraguay: $10,000 (SFE)
For construction of the Training Center
for Democracy, Human Rights and Peace, which will house the group’s offices and
serve as a meeting space and resource center for local peace and human rights
Support Team International for Textileras
Washington, DC: $2,000
For a six-month training institute with Honduran
women workers organizing at export assembly plants (maquiladoras).
Veterans Against The War
Chicago, IL: $2,000
For a national media campaign, drawing public attention
to anti-war messages through the voices and perspectives of Vietnam veterans.
War Resisters League
New York, NY: $2,000
For updating WRL’s website, and for literature
distribution and trainings organized by the New England regional office.
Network for Peace & Justice
Madison, WI: $1,500
For the Corporate Accountability Task Force, educating
and mobilizing public opinion around economic justice issues.
Forum for Peace and Justice
FORUM FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE.htm
Kitwe, Zambia: $1,000.
For the Peace
Education Campaign, educating and training high school and college teachers to
play a role in guiding students toward nonviolent activism.
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 generous bequest
from Ruth and Harrop Freeman. Distributions to interns totaled $3,900 in 2002.
SFE grants (4): 36,000.00
INTF grants (1): 2,000.00
Sponsored grants (15): 340,278.50
Freeman intern stipends (2): 3,900.00
Total distributions: $417,178.50