2003 Roster of
Direct grants of up to $2,000 are issued from the Muste
Institute's grantmaking program to a particular project or organization.
The International Nonviolence Training Fund (INTF) is a special donor-advised
fund which makes grants of up to $3,000 to nonviolence training projects
outside the US (or in native communities within the US). 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. Fiscal 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. Separate guidelines are available for general
grants, fiscal sponsorships and INTF
grants. For information, please see this website or contact us at
339 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012; phone 212-533-4335; fax 212-228-6193;
Asociación Civil Centro Esperanza
Chiclayo, Peru: $4,000 (SFE)
For training, enrichment and development programs for children and adolescents
in Chiclayo, Peru.
Big Mouth Productions
New York, New York: $1,500
For an outreach campaign for the documentary film Deadline, raising
awareness about the impact of the death penalty on US society.
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors
Oakland, CA: $1,500
For printing, distribution and related expenses of a "Know Your
Rights" pamphlet for military personnel.
Community Alliance of Lane County
Eugene, OR: $1,500
For counter-recruitment materials in Lane County high schools and efforts
to get school districts to do a better job of protecting students' privacy
from military recruiters.
Continental Campaign to Counter Militarization
Washington, DC: $2,500 (SFE)
For the Campaign's "First Hemispheric Forum Against Militarization,"
held May 6-9, 2003 in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.
Holy Land Trust
Bethlehem, Palestine: $3,000 (INTF)
For the Nonviolence Core Group Training Program, promoting a strong
and indigenous nonviolent movement geared toward the liberation and
democratization of Palestine.
Indigenous Women's Network
Austin, TX: $1,500
For an issue of Indigenous Woman Magazine, focused on the impact of
militarism, military service and war on indigenous communities.
International Women's Partnership for Peace and Justice
Chiang Mai, Thailand: $3,000 (INTF)
For the Southeast Asia Regional Women's Active Nonviolence Social Action
Training, helping women strengthen their abilities to build peace and
justice in their communities.
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
New York, NY: $1,500
For an educational event in New York, focused on the connections between
US involvement in Iraq and the war on immigrants at home.
Sneedville, Tennessee: $2,000
For a peace and justice training bringing together local working class
Latino and Caucasian youth.
Albuquerque, NM: $1,500
For work challenging the interconnected issues of militarism, social
and economic injustice and corruption in New Mexico.
J.K. Educational Council
Orissa, India: $2,000
For a training of rural women to serve as promoters of peace, justice
and equality in their communities.
Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern
Bethlehem, PA: $1,500
For educating students and their families about the realities
of military service and the availability of career, education and civil
Mas'ha Peace Camp
Mas'ha Village, Palestine: $1,921
For efforts to peacefully protest the Israeli government's construction
of a fortified "security wall" through Palestinian land.
Philadelphia, PA: $2,000
For educational and resource materials for activists, focused on the
connections and conflicts of interest between the mainstream media and
the war in Iraq.
Minnesota Alliance for Progressive Action
St. Paul, MN: $1,500
For a project working with organized labor to educate and mobilize union
members and leaders in defense of civil rights for immigrants and communities
"Nemashim" - Youth Plays Peace
Tel-Aviv, Israel: $2,000
For bringing together Arab and Jewish Israeli youth to develop theater
programs promoting inter-ethnic dialogue and equality in Israel.
Nicaragua Solidarity Committee
Chicago, IL: $1,500
For the Labor Rights Task Force high
school and college outreach project, started in 1999, involving youth
in efforts to support labor rights and organizing.
Niger Delta Project for Environment, Human Rights and
Rivers State, Nigeria: $2,000
For meetings, educational materials and training workshops geared towards
channeling community frustration over oil development into nonviolent
struggle for environmental rights and justice.
New York, NY: $2,000
For grassroots promotion and distribution of Civilian Casualties, a
documentary film about the victims of the US bombing of Afghanistan
following September 11, 2001.
Medellín, Colombia: $4,000 (SFE)
A $2,000 general grant and $2,000 from the donor-advised Sheilah's Fund
East to this youth network for the Active Nonviolence and War Resistance
International Conference in August 2003 in Medellín, Colombia.
Secretariado International de Solidaridad (SICSAL)
Mexico City, Mexico: $4,000 (SFE)
For the promotion of peace, social justice and solidarity with the peoples
of Latin America.
Guayaquil, Ecuador: $10,000 (SFE)
For work with high school students and at risk youth in the urban
area of Guayaquil, Ecuador, providing peer conflict resolution and
education toward building a culture of peace.
Servicio Internacional por la Paz (SIPAZ)
Santa Cruz, CA: $3,000 (SFE)
For SIPAZ' board meeting in Chiapas in February of 2003.
Servicio Paz y Justicia
San Jose, Costa Rica: $15,000 (SFE)
For the regional coordinating office of SERPAJ (Peace and Justice Service),
a network of nonviolence organizations in Latin America.
SERPAJ - Uruguay
Montevideo, Uruguay: $4,000 (SFE)
For peace and human rights education in schools, legal support for jailed
activists and family members of the detained-disappeared, and related
Student Committee Against Labor Exploitation (SCALE)
New York, NY: $1,500
For an anti-sweatshop conference to organize and mobilize student activists
against labor exploitation.
Students United for a Responsible Global Environment
Chapel Hill, NC: $1,000
For an outreach project connecting rural communities in the South to
the larger movement for peace and justice.
Syracuse Peace Council
Syracuse, NY: $1,500
For a weekend nonviolence "training for trainers" workshop,
organized in conjunction with other upstate New York peace and justice
Sweat Free Communities
Bangor, Maine: $1,000
For a gathering of activists from around the country to strategize around
institutional sweatshop-free purchasing campaigns.
Thomas Merton Center
Pittsburgh, PA: $1,500
For mobilizing and organizing people in the Pittsburgh area to take
part in vigils, rallies and other activities promoting peaceful solutions
to world conflicts.
United Movement to End Child Soldiering (UMECS)
Washington, DC: $1,000
For a regional initiative to end war in Southern Africa through nonviolent
action, and to address the needs of present and former child soldiers.
Washington State Jobs with Justice
Seattle, WA: $1,500
For an organizing program mobilizing labor, community and religious
groups in united nonviolent action to defend civil rights, labor rights
War Resisters International/ Devi Prasad Book
London, UK: $1,000
For publication of the Devi Prasad manuscript "War is a Crime Against
Humanity: the Story of War Resisters' International."
Total 2003 grant distributions: $89,921
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The Muste Institute also 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 during 2003 totalled $3,900