2004 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
Fiscal sponsorships, listed on a separate roster at www.ajmuste.org/spon2004.htm,
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)
To improve efficiency in trainings for democratic and ethical
leadership in Chiclayo, Peru.
Campaign to End the
Chicago, IL: $2,000
For the Campaign’s fourth annual
national convention, “We CAN Stop the Racist Death Penalty.”
Central New York -
Citizens Awareness Network
Oswego, NY: $1,600
For the Nuclear Neighbor Accountability
Campaign, informing local residents about the dangers of the Fitzpatrick
nuclear reactor in Oswego.
Centro de Estudios Internacionales
Managua, Nicaragua: $2,000
For the Central American Forum
of Nonviolent Resistence and Peace-Building, an October 2004 strategy
conference in Managua.
COMPPA (Comunicadores Populares por la Autonomía)
San Cristóbal, Mexico: $1,500
For a training program on gender and popular communication for indigenous,
campesino and grassroots groups in Chiapas (Mexico) and Honduras.
Convergence of Movements
of the Peoples of the Americas (COMPA)
Washington, DC: $1,600
For the First Hemispheric Assembly
of COMPA Women, held November 2004 in Nicaragua.
Denver Justice and
Denver, CO: $1,500
For the Global Solutions to Violence Education Project, educating
students about international issues and transforming them into future
advocates, activists, and leaders.
Prince Edward Island, Canada: $1,000
For general support of efforts
to draw public attention to the health and environmental threats from
pesticides and other pollutants in Prince Edward Island, Canada (donor-advised
Education for Peace
in Iraq Center
Washington, DC: $2,000
For EPIC’s “Act Against Torture”
campaign, seeking accountability and justice around the Abu Ghraib torture
scandal and human rights in Iraq.
Estación Libre Collective
Los Angeles, CA: $1,600
For a delegation of indigenous youth
from Canada to visit indigenous communities in the southern Mexican
states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, in order to share their experiences of
organizing their communities, resisting colonialism and defending land
Equal Justice Center/MIRA
Austin, TX: $1,500
For the Poultry Workers Justice Campaign
with Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance, bringing together workers
with community leaders to hold the poultry industry accountable for
abusive labor practices.
Florida College Activist
Orlando, FL: $1,500
To educate Florida residents
about the impact of the proposed hemisphere-wide Free Trade Area of
the Americas (FTAA) and other harmful trade policies on communities
here and abroad.
Ground Zero for Peace
Brooklyn, New York: $1,000
For the International First Responders Peace Project, including a
fact-finding trip to Afghanistan by New York emergency workers affected
by the Sept. 11 attacks to meet with Afghan colleagues and raise awareness
in the US about the extent and impact of US military operations in Afghanistan.
Tel Aviv, Israel: $1,600
For a campaign to oppose the
Israeli government’s construction of an “apartheid wall” which is isolating
Palestinian communities, and other efforts to end the occupation.
Holy Land Trust
Bethlehem, Palestine: $1,000
For trainings as part of the Palestinian
Nonviolence Support Program, seeking to develop a strong, unified, indigenous
Palestinian nonviolent movement.
JK Education Council
Orissa State, India: $2,000
For training programs to prepare
promoters of peace and human rights for women and to develop skills
of existing nonviolence trainers in three districts of Orissa state
Lioness Media Arts
Forest Hills, New York: $1,000
For “Race to Execution,” a
documentary about the pervasiveness of racial discrimination within
the justice system and how that bias determines who ends up on death
Prilep, Macedonia: $1,000
For an international seminar
in Macedonia in June 2004 on conscientious objection and peace, organized
in conjunction with War Resisters International.
the Death Penalty
Lincoln, Nebraska: $1,500
For the Rural Empowerment Project,
an effort to expand the statewide movement to end the death penalty
by building local leadership in Nebraska’s rural communities.
New Hampshire Veterans
Manchester, New Hampshire: $1,200
For counter-recruitment efforts in New Hampshire public schools,
providing students with facts about recruitment, the military service,
ROTC programs and the impending draft.
Partners for Peace
Washington, DC: $1,000
For a U.S. tour by three women--Christian
Palestinian, Jewish Israeli and Muslim Palestinian--promoting a more
balanced U.S. policy towards Israel and Palestine.
Peace Brigades International
Washington, D.C.: $2,000
For PBI volunteer accompaniment
teams to escort, defend and support grassroots human rights activists
in southern Mexico.
Philadelphia, PA: $1,500
For the Palestinian Film Festival,
a celebration of Palestinian culture, society and politics.
San Diego Military
San Diego, CA: $1,500
To provide military service
members with information about their rights and discharge options, and
support their efforts to speak out, organize and protest against military
Seeds for Change Network
Oxford, England: $1,000
To train 36 experienced nonviolent
activists to become nonviolent direct action trainers in the run-up
to the next meeting of G8 nations taking place in the UK in July of
September 11 Families
for Peaceful Tomorrows
Cary, NC: $1,000
For “Stonewalk 2004,” a walk
from the Democratic Convention in Boston to the Republican Convention
in New York, highlighting the issues of civilian casualties and the
human costs of war.
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
Servicio Paz y Justicia (SERPAJ)-América Latina
San Jose, Costa Rica: $10,000 (SFE)
For the regional coordinating
office of SERPAJ (Peace and Justice Service), a network of nonviolence
organizations in Latin America.
Quito, Ecuador: $7,500 (SFE)
For the Instituto de Educación
para la Paz (Peace Education Institute), building nonviolence and a
culture of peace and human rights in Ecuador.
Asunción, Paraguay: $7,500 (SFE)
To complete the Casa de la
Paz community peace center in Asunción.
South Texans Opposing
Private Prisons (STOPP) Coalition
Austin, TX: $2,000
For a campaign to halt construction of a privately-operated 2,800-bed
“superjail” for immigrants in Laredo, Texas.
Immokalee, Florida: $2,000
For the “Beat the Bell” boycott
campaign, mobilizing college students to hold the Taco Bell restaurant
chain accountable for farm labor practices.
Fairfield, Iowa: $1,000
For a peace festival and video
project organized by high school students in Fairfield, Iowa, to promote
Three City Art Project
New York, NY: $1,600
For “Art Against the Wall,”
an exhibit by Palestinian, Israeli and US artists in Ramallah, Tel Aviv
and New York, building awareness of the impact of the “apartheid wall”
which Israel is building through Palestinian land.
Vietnam Veterans Against
Chicago, Illinois: $1,000
For the Military Counseling
Program, providing past, present and future service members with counseling,
educating them about their rights and encouraging them to oppose war.
War Resisters League
New York, NY: $1,500
For the “Stop the Merchants
of Death” Campaign, a speaking campaign to educate people about the
companies which profit from wars, invasions and occupations.
for Peace Project
Bujumbura, Burundi: $2,000 (INTF)
For a nonviolence training
program for youth in Bujumbura, Burundi.
Total 2004 grant distributions: $86,200