2013 Social Justice Fund Grants
Total Grants (11): $21,500
The Muste Institute’s Social Justice Fund makes grants for grassroots activist projects in the U.S. and around the world. If supporting nonviolent action for social justice is important to you, please donate now to help us expand this important program. Thank you!
Center for Participatory Change, Asheville, NC: $2,000 in September 2013 for the Popular Education Institute for Grassroots Peer Advisors, bringing together grassroots social justice groups in western North Carolina to build capacity and collective power and share skills and knowledge to achieve their goals. cpcwnc.org
Connection e.V., Offenbach, Germany: $2,000 in December 2013 for the Eastern Mediterranean Conscientious Objectors Network strategic gathering, bringing together activists from antimilitarist movements in Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Greece, Turkey and elsewhere to exchange experiences and strengthen collaborations. connection-ev.de
Georgia Women's Action for New Directions, Atlanta, GA: $2,000 in September 2013 for a Rural Engagement Internship Project promoting cleanup and environmental monitoring at the Savannah River Site nuclear weapons facility and challenging the expansion of the nuclear Plant Vogtl. gawand.org
Minnesota Arms Spending Alternative Project, Minneapolis, MN: $2,000 in June 2013 to educate Minnesota residents about the need to reduce government funding of the military industrial complex and redirect funds to serve the basic needs of people in local communities. mnasap.org/
New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership (NYACT), New York, NY: $2,000 in September 2013 (via WESPAC Foundation) to educate the public about the role of Cornell NYC Tech and its sponsorsTechnion - Israel Institute of Technology, Cornell University and Google Inc.in developing and deploying communication surveillance technologies used in drones by military and police forces around the world. nyact.net
Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, VT: $2,000 in September 2013 for The Cost of War: A Focus on Drones, a campaign to educate the public in Vermont about the consequences of the military use of unmanned aerial drones. pjcvt.org
People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), San Francisco, CA: $2,000 in December 2013 for the Black Priorities Project, to carry out listening sessions with low-income Black residents in the San Francisco area to identify key forces displacing Black families, and to develop a comprehensive policy agenda that will help Black residents stay in or return to San Francisco. peopleorganized.org
Providence Student Union, Providence, RI: $2,000 in June 2013 (via sponsor: AS220) to organize a new, youth-led PSU chapter at E-Cubed Academy, providing students with an opportunity to get involved in an accessible youth organizing after-school program, where they can organize for a greater voice in school-level decisions that impact them, and mobilize with other youth beyond their school around education and other social justice issues. providencestudentunion.org
Solitary Watch, Washington, DC: $2,000 in June 2013 (via sponsor: Community Futures Collective of Vallejo, CA) for intern stipends to facilitate Dispatches from Solitary, which seeks to inform, support, and enrich the growing movement against solitary confinement while giving those directly affected a voice in the movement. solitarywatch.com
Voice of Women Uganda, Kampala, Uganda: $1,500 in September 2013 for a campaign to educate community leaders and families in the Ssenge, Kasengejje and Naluvule communities about gender-based violence and human rights, and to train women in these communities as change agents to reduce gender-based violence and seek justice.
We Divest Campaign, Oakland, CA: $2,000 in June 2013 (via sponsor: Jewish Voice for Peace) to educate and mobilize a grassroots base to pressure financial services company TIAA-CREF to divest from companies that profit from Israel's occupation of Palestine. wedivest.org