A.J. MUSTE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
Supporting Nonviolence and Social Justice Since 1974.
339 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10012 (212) 533-4335 Fax: (212) 228-6193 info@ajmuste.org

2003 Roster of Grants

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; info@ajmuste.org; www.ajmuste.org

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
http://www.bigmouthproductions.com/
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
http://www.objector.org/
Oakland, CA: $1,500
For printing, distribution and related expenses of a "Know Your Rights" pamphlet for military personnel.

Community Alliance of Lane County
http://www.calclane.org/
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
http://www.holylandtrust.org/
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
http://www.indigenouswomen.org/
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
http://www.jfrej.org/
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.

Jubilee Project
Sneedville, Tennessee: $2,000
For a peace and justice training bringing together local working class Latino and Caucasian youth.

Just Focus
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 service alternatives. 

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.

Media Tank
http://www.mediatank.org/
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
http://www.mapa-mn.org/
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 of color.

"Nemashim" - Youth Plays Peace
http://friendvill2.homestead.com/Nemashim.html
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 Development
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.

Pomegranate Films
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.

Red Juvenil
http://www.fsgg.org/juventud/gif/red.html
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)
http://www.herrieliza.org/sicsal/
Mexico City, Mexico: $4,000 (SFE)
For the promotion of peace, social justice and solidarity with the peoples of Latin America.

SER PAZ
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)
http://www.sipaz.org/
Santa Cruz, CA: $3,000 (SFE)
For SIPAZ' board meeting in Chiapas in February of 2003.

Servicio Paz y Justicia
http://web.quick.cz/serpaj/
(SERPAJ)-America Latina
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
http://www.serpaj.org.uy/
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 work.

Student Committee Against Labor Exploitation (SCALE)
http://www.uniteunion.org/sweatshops/hsas/scale.html
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 (SURGE)
http://www.surgenetwork.org/
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
http://www.peacecouncil.net/
Syracuse, NY: $1,500
For a weekend nonviolence "training for trainers" workshop, organized in conjunction with other upstate New York peace and justice groups.

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
http://www.merton.org/
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
http://www.wsjwj.org/home/home_default.asp
Seattle, WA: $1,500
For an organizing program mobilizing labor, community and religious groups in united nonviolent action to defend civil rights, labor rights and peace.

War Resisters International/ Devi Prasad Book
http://www.wri-irg.org/
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