Roster of Grants
This roster includes Muste Institute general grants and Swann
Fund grants. General grants of up to $2,000 are directed to small grassroots
projects working for peace and social justice. Grants made from the Swann
Fund, a donor-suggested fund at the Muste Institute, are listed at the end
of this roster.
The Muste Institute also administers several
special funds, including the Counter Recruitment
Fund, the International Nonviolence Training
and the NOVA Fund.
Fiscal sponsorships are
funds from institutional grants and individual tax-deductible donations which
the Muste Institute accepts as agent for the fiscally sponsored project or
Separate guidelines are available for CR
Fund grants, general grants, INTF
grants and fiscal sponsorships.
For more information, please contact us at 339
Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012; phone 212-533-4335; fax 212-228-6193; [email protected].
Arlington West Film and Speakers Program
Los Angeles, CA: $1,000
To help students in disadvantaged communities make informed decisions about
war and military service through a screening and discussion using the film “Arlington
Association for Union Democracy
Brooklyn, NY: $1,500
For the Immigrant Outreach Project, producing and distributing materials
in Spanish and other needed languages to inform immigrant workers about their
rights within unions.
Back Porch Radio Broadcasting
Madison, WI: $1,500
For the Radio Victoria Training and Cultural Exchange Delegation, bringing
young volunteer radio activists from Radio Victoria in El Salvador to Madison,
Wisconsin, to meet and share skills and experiences with US-based grassroots
community radio activists.
Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and
Bil’in, Palestine: $2,000
For nonviolent actions in the area of Bil’in, in Ramallah district,
in the West Bank of Palestine, building awareness of and opposition to the
Israeli government’s “separation barrier” (wall), illegal
Israeli settlements and the illegal occupation of Palestinian land.
Glenside, PA: $1,500
For the Re-plugged project, helping children in Palestinian refugee camps
to visit Jerusalem, the sea and the places their grandparents fled in 1948,
and to create photo exhibits contributing to the preservation of historical
memory for their families and communities.
Centre for Active Nonviolent Education
Himachal Pradesh, India: $2,000
For workshops to educate people living in Tibetan refugee settlements in
India about nonviolence and strategic nonviolent methods.
Deep Dish TV
New York, NY: $1,500
For a college campus outreach program using the Deep Dish TV video series, “Shocking
and Awful–A Grassroots Response to War and Occupation,” with the
goal of informing students about the impact of war and mobilizing them to take
part in anti-war organizing efforts.
Berkeley, CA: $2,000
To help ensure the participation of immigrant, transgendered and people
of color sex workers at the national “Re-visioning Prostitution Policy:
Creating Space for Sex Worker Rights and Challenging Criminalization Conference” in
July 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Worcester, MA: $2,000
For the Public Safety Campaign of 2007, educating, organizing and mobilizing
the public against the abuse of the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)
Norfolk, UK: $1,718
For a public launch event for a year-long nonviolent blockade of the Trident
nuclear weapons base at Faslane in Scotland.
Fellowship of Reconciliation Task Force on Latin America
and the Caribbean
San Francisco, CA: $2,000
For FOR-TFLAC’s Colombia Peace Presence Bogotá Team, providing
physical and political accompaniment to targeted Colombian grassroots nonviolent
Know All You Can Know/Vets for Peace Chapter 109
Olympia, WA: $2,000
For the 2006 Know All You Can Know Summer Camp, building the skills of
young activists to educate, inform and mobilize people around the realities
of military recruitment and military service, and civilian alternatives.
Lioness Media Arts, Inc.
Forest Hills, NY: $1,550
For an outreach campaign for the documentary “Race to Execution,” with
the goal of raising awareness about racism and the death penalty.
Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio
New York, NY: $2,000
To expand leadership development and political education as part of organizing
efforts to build the struggle for social justice in East Harlem.
New Jersey Peace Action Education Fund
Montclair, NJ: $1,000
For joint efforts with the Plainfield Branch of the Peoples’ Organization
for Progress to inform Plainfield High School students and the Plainfield community
of the truth behind military recruitment, military service and civilian alternatives.
Northwest Interfaith Hospitality Network (NPIHN)
Philadelphia, PA: $2,000
For the Interfaith Advocates program, organizing a speakers bureau of homeless
and formerly homeless families to encourage shelter volunteers to go beyond
service and take action toward eradicating homelessness.
Oklahoma Committee for Conscientious Objectors
Oklahoma City, OK: $1,850
For a regional workshop to train volunteers as counselors to inform active-duty
soldiers of their rights and provide information and assistance to those who
wish to leave the military.
OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology
Fayetteville, AR: $1,000
For a conference of peace organizations from Arkansas and nearby areas
of Oklahoma and Missouri.
Out of the Blue Productions, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY: $2,000
For editing and outreach expenses of The Good Soldier, a documentary
that explores the journey of five US veterans from different wars as they sign
up, go into battle, and change their minds about war.
Palestine Solidarity Project
New York/Palestine: $2,000
For solidarity and support of nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation
and to the expansion of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.
Roxbury, MA: $2,000
For training and outreach for an “Opt-Out” campaign to counter
military recruitment among Boston public high school students.
Question Why Films
New York, New York: $1,500
For screenings and discussions with New York City high school students
using the documentary film “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.”
Washington, DC: $2,000
For the Women, Labor and Leadership Curriculum Project, supporting
efforts by women workers in Central America to build skills and strategies
“The Visitors” Documentary Project
Brooklyn, NY: $2,000
For production of “The Visitors,” a documentary film raising
awareness about the impact of incarceration on the families of prisoners.
Voices on the Border
Washington, DC: $1,500
For a film project in which youths in El Salvador’s Lower Lempa region
are recording residents’ experiences of combat, exile, loss and survival
during the country’s armed conflict.
War Resisters’ International
London, England: $2,000
For interpretation equipment to allow greater diversity and participation
in Globalizing Nonviolence, the 24th WRI triennial conference, held in Germany
in July 2006.
War Resisters League
New York, NY: $2,000
For the Youth & Counter Recruitment Program’s DMZ Network, providing
resources, training and other assistance to build the capacity of local youth
organizers around the US to effectively challenge military recruitment.
Total General Grants: $ 45,211
Swann Fund Grants 2006:
Albert Einstein Institution
East Boston, MA: $50,000
For efforts to advance the study and use of strategic nonviolent struggle
around the world.
Total Swann Fund Grants: $50,000
Fund grants (12):
|INTF grants (5):
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|Sponsored grants (22):
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