Roster of Grants
grants of up to $2,000 are issued from the Muste Institute's grantmaking program
to a particular project or organization. The Muste Institute also administers
several special funds, including the International Nonviolence Training Fund
(INTF) and Sheilah's Fund East, renamed in 2006 as the NOVA Fund. The
INTF makes grants of up to $3,000 to nonviolence training projects outside the
US (or in native communities within the US); grants are recommended by a group
of advisors. The NOVA Fund supports active nonviolence work, primarily in Latin
America; grants are made on the recommendation of an advisor and are listed on
a separate roster at www.ajmuste.org/nova2005.htm
Fiscal sponsorships, also listed on a separate
roster at www.ajmuste.org/spon2005.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; [email protected].
Faith and Justice Network
Washington, DC: $1,500
For educational work and organizing for the
Uganda Conflict Action Network, advocating for a just solution to the armed conflict
Anjuman Bra-e-Khawateen (ABK) Association
Punjab, Pakistan: $1,500
For the "Mothers as Peacemakers"
project, organizing women in six districts of Punjab province to promote a culture
of peace and nonviolence.
Arise for Social
Springfield, MA: $1,500
For the Western Massachusetts Center
for Counter-Recruitment, raising awareness about the cost of war and alternatives
to the military.
Association for Community
Rehabilitation and Development
Sialkot, Pakistan: $1,000
Women's Rights Awareness Training Program, educating women in villages and slum
areas of Sialkot district, Pakistan, about their rights.
Cambridge, MA: $1,500
For efforts to mobilize the public against Boston
University's plans to build a Level 4 Bio-Weapons laboratory in Roxbury.
for Study of Working Class Life
Stony Brook, NY: $1,000
To promote and distribute "Meeting Face to
Face," a documentary about the visit of senior Iraqi labor leaders to 26 US cities
in June 2005.
Chiapas Peace House Project
Santa Cruz, CA: $2,000
For the Oaxaca Project, setting up a solidarity
center in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca to raise awareness of issues affecting
Militarism in Our Schools
South Pasadena, CA: $2,000
For the Youth Projects, supporting young
people's efforts to develop and expand resources confronting the growing militarization
Coordinador Nacional Agrario
Bogotá, Colombia: $1,500
For community workshops in a rural area outside
Bogotá on free trade agreements, debt, militarization, alternatives for self-sufficiency
and nonviolent resistance.
Corvallis, OR: $500
For work informing students, parents and community
members in the Corvallis area about recruitment, military service and alternatives.
Flagstaff New Day Peace Center
Flagstaff, AZ: $2,000
For Exposed in Kingman, a photo and oral history
exhibit raising awareness about the effects of nuclear testing on Mohave County,
Arizona residents and supporting their struggle for justice.
Philadelphia, PA: $1,500
For an "Opt-Out" campaign and other counter-recruitment
work in low-income communities in Philadelphia.
Tel Aviv, Israel: $1,500
For a nonviolent direct action training workshop
at the fifth annual Activism Festival in Lod, Israel, in June 2005, followed by
an action against the Wall.
Boise, ID: $1,000
For Immigrant Voices for Justice, using leadership
development, media, coalition building and mobilization to promote immigrant rights
and fight racism in Idaho.
Partnership for Peace and Justice
Chiang Mai, Thailand: $2,500 (INTF)
For a "training of trainers" with representatives of women's groups in
exile from Burma, in northeastern India.
Veterans Against the War
Philadelphia, PA: $1,600
For training for regional IVAW coordinators
and other key members to learn grassroots organizing skills.
Nyack, NY: $1,000
This grant, recommended by an
anonymous donor to the Muste Institute, goes for general support of anti-militarism
Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern
For efforts to provide information about military service and alternatives
to students; and for trainings to help young activists explore the practice and
potentials of nonviolence.
Nazareth, Israel: $1,500
For training 24 teachers on how the Israeli
school system disempowers Palestinians, how radical education can trigger social
change, how to teach through dialogue, and strategies for fomenting social change
Niger Delta Project for Environment,
Human Rights & Development
Rivers State, Nigeria: $1,900
participatory training workshop to spread awareness about nonviolent struggle
for environmental rights and justice in the Niger Delta.
Izmir, Turkey: $3,000 (INTF)
For a training
to help Turkish activists build skills as nonviolence trainers.
Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance
Oak Ridge, TN: $1,000
For an August 2005 demonstration at the Y12 nuclear
weapons plant marking the 60th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima
Ashland, OR: $500
For efforts to encourage parents and students in
southern Oregon public schools to protect their privacy from military recruiters.
Peace and Justice Center
Burlington, VT: $500
For a coalition effort with Vermont high school
students providing information about the realities of and alternatives to military
service, and related issues.
Peace and Social
Justice Center of South Central Kansas
Wichita, KS: $1,250
For outreach and followup around the Iraq War Conference,
helping activists in South Central Kansas develop strategies and focus their anti-war
Prison Action Network
For efforts to bring a faith-based organization into this network
addressing the impact of the criminal justice system on prisoners, families and
Project on Youth and Non-military
Encinitas, CA: $1,500
For revising and restocking bilingual counter-recruitment
literature for local and national distribution; and digitizing a counter-recruitment
organizing manual to make it available via the internet.
Harmony and Development Organization (SHADO)
Punjab, Pakistan: $1,500
For women's rights awareness trainings and
street theater in the rural areas of Sialkot district in Punjab to educate disadvantaged
women about their rights.
and Survivors Support Coalition International
Washington, DC: $1,500
For Truth Speakers, a network of torture survivors
who are speaking out publicly about their experiences as part of a campaign against
Livermore, CA: $1,500
To mark the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombings
of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a major disarmament demonstration and nonviolent
action at Lawrence Livermore laboratory.
Philadelphia, PA: $1,500
For the Training for Outreach,
Organizing, Leadership and Speaking (TOOLS) Gathering, in which exonerated former
death row prisoners learn to become spokespersons for human rights in a campaign
against the death penalty.
Youth Forum for
Peace and Justice
Kitwe, Zambia: $1,250
For educational work with
young people in Zambia around issues of peace-building, nonviolence and social
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