1997 Roster of
Grants and Sponsorships
The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute makes small grants to
grassroots groups doing nonviolent organizing for social justice. Click
here to read our grant guidelines. A print copy of the guidelines
and latest grant roster of grants can be obtained by writing us at 339
Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012, or by calling (212)533-4335.
Note: grantee groups marked with an asterisk are recipients
of grants awarded by our International Nonviolence Training Fund (INTF).
Click here to read the guidelines for the INTF.
Colectivo por la Objeción de Conciencia al Servicio
Bogot , Colombia: $1,500.
For an education campaign in five Colombian cities, working with existing
youth organizations on nonviolence and conscientious objection to military
service. [email protected]
Deep Dish T.V. Network
New York, NY: $1,250.
For an outreach organizing workshop to train prison activists and youth
organizers from the southeastern US in the use of materials produced
by Deep Dish as part of the "Lock Down USA" project, focusing on incarceration
and justice in the US. http://www.igc.apc.org/deepdish
East Timor Action Network/US
White Plains, NY: $2,249.98
Fiscal sponsorship of computer equipment purchase for educational work
in the US in support of human rights and self-determination for the
people of East Timor. http://www.etan.org/
Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific
Port Vila, Vanuatu: $2,500.
Fiscal sponsorship for the Turaga Economic Self-Reliance and Sustainable
Development Project, doing educational work on issues of peace, economic
self-reliance and social justice in the indigenous communities of Vanuatu.
Immigrant Workers Resource Center
Boston, MA: $1,225.
For the Women's Leadership Program, to train and certify ten Latina
women in a 10-month "Health and Safety on the Job" training course.
Berkeley, CA: $2,000.
For "Against the Tide: Those Who Refused to Fight," a video documentary
about conscientious objection and resistance to war, with a special
focus on conscientious objectors during World War
II. [email protected]
International Nonviolent Initiatives
Waltham, MA: $665.
Fiscal sponsorship for educational programs fostering nonviolence internationally.
International Peace Bureau
Geneva, Switzerland: $29,825.
Fiscal sponsorship for educational
work promoting disarmament and international peace, plus a $1,500 direct
grant for efforts to involve young people in the Hague Appeal for Peace
'99, a global campaign for peace and disarmament. http://www.itu.ch/ipb/
Karuna Center/Women of Bosnia
Leverett, MA/Bosnia $2,000.*
For a "Dialogue for Healing" training project with women in the Sanski
Most region of Bosnia, organized in collaboration with the Women's Association
of Bosnia and Herzegovina. [email protected]
Michigan Faith and Resistance Peace Team (MPT)
Lansing, MI: $2,000.
For mailings to inform people about MPT's work offering training workshops
in nonviolent peacemaking. http://www.traverse.com/nonprof/peaceteam
Mount Diablo Peace Center
Walnut Creek, CA: $1,000
For counter-recruitment and anti-militarism materials to be distributed
in local high schools, with a special focus on the JROTC program. http://www.wenet.net/~mdpc
Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York
New York, NY: $1,423.10
Fiscal sponsorship for educational materials promoting demilitarization
and economic justice in Latin America. http://home.earthlink.net/~dbwilson/nsnhome.html
Pacific Campaign for Disarmament and Security
Yokohama, Japan: $940.
For production of a "People's Report" on the third ASEAN Regional Forum
(ARF) to advance the interests of small communities in the ARF process
and ensure that regional security is rooted in social justice, nonviolence,
human rights, disarmament, democracy and environmental wellbeing. [email protected]
or [email protected]
Peace through Interamerican Community Action (PICA)
Bangor, ME: $1,400.
For the Bangor Clean Clothes Campaign, an effort to empower and mobilize
residents of Bangor, Maine to take action against sweatshops and other
Pioneers for Peace and Justice
Wichita, KS: $650.
For bulletin boards and a public speaker at a local high school, with
the aim of confronting increased violence among students by actively
promoting peace and justice.
Religion and Diversity Project
Montreat, NC/Osijek, Croatia: $3,000.*
To provide Listening Project training to civilian peace teams working
for reconciliation in the East Slavonia region of Croatia, in conjunction
with the Center for Peace, Nonviolence and Human
Rights (CPNH) in Osijek.
Rhode Island Women's Institute for Leadership Development
Cranston, RI: $1,500.
For a scholarship fund to help low-income women attend the first annual
Rhode Island WILD Weekend Institute, designed to increase the numbers
and effectiveness of women leaders in labor unions and grassroots community
Richter Productions, Inc.
New York, NY: $2,000.
For grassroots distribution--and production of a Spanish-language version--of
a video documentary focusing on an activist campaign to reveal the role
of the US Army School of the Americas (SOA) in training repressive Latin
American military officers. (For more information about SOA, check out
the SOA Watch web site at http://www.soaw.org.)
War Resisters League
New York, NY: $33,596.16
Fiscal sponsorship for educational activities and publications promoting
nonviolence and alternatives to war, plus a $1,000 direct grant for
WRL's YouthPeace program, to provide scholarships for high school students
from underserved communities to attend a week-long YouthPeace Organizers
Training in August 1997. http://www.warresisters.org
War Resisters League/New England
Norwich, CT: $1,420.25
Fiscal sponsorship for educational activities, publications, trainings
and organizing around issues of nonviolence and social justice.
Wisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua (WCCN)
Madison, WI: $1,525.
For a series of appearances in the US by the "Ocho de Marzo" Women's
Theater Project from Managua, which uses popular theater to challenge
gender inequities, raise awareness, and share strategies for confronting
violence against women. [email protected]
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-NY
New York, NY: $1,225.
For a local campaign to publicize current disarmament issues, with a
focus on the plutonium-carrying Cassini Space Probe and other dangerous
space programs, as part of the "Women Insist on Nuclear Disarmament"
(WIND) campaign. [email protected]
In addition, the Muste Institute 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 1997 totaled $3,724.92.