1998 Roster of
Grants and Sponsorships
The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute makes small grants to
grassroots groups doing nonviolent organizing for social justice. Our
grant guidelines are available on this website.
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
For information about our 1998 fiscal sponsorships,
see the Winter 1999 issue of Muste Notes
* Groups marked with an asterisk are recipients of grants
awarded by our International Nonviolence Training
Association for Union Democracy
Brooklyn, NY: $1,250.
For a New York City conference bringing together union democracy attorneys,
union officials and rank and file activists to analyze and articulate
common goals for greater democracy and participation in the labor movement.
Brandywine Peace Community
Swarthmore, PA: $1,000.
For a public education campaign to press for citizen disarmament inspection
at the Lockheed Martin facilities in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Coalition to Demilitarize Our Schools
Minneapolis, MN: $1,000.
For a campaign challenging the introduction and continuation of JROTC
programs in the Minneapolis and St. Paul public high schools.
Coalition for the Human Rights of Immigrants
New York, NY: $1,250.
For grassroots education to promote immigrants' rights and build broad
opposition to anti-immigrant policies.
New York Jobs with Justice
New York, NY: $500.
For the Workfare Project, building a labor and community coalition to
oppose New York City's "Work Experience Program" and support welfare workers'
Pan-African Reconciliation Council
Lagos, Nigeria: $1,000.*
For a training workshop on nonviolence and peacemaking with participants
from Rwanda and Zaire, entitled "Coping with Xenophobia."
Peace Brigades International http://www.igc.org/pbi/usa.html
Berkeley, CA: $1,500.*
For the Haitian Nonviolence Training program, helping to build concrete
skills for resolving conflicts and working for change nonviolently.
Pennsylvania Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty
Philadelphia, PA: $1,000.
To organize a major statewide rally in Harrisburg on May 1, 1999, to demand
a moratorium on executions in Pennsylvania.
Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities
Encinitas, CA: $1,250.
For local and national efforts to educate young people about the realities
of the military, alternatives for financing college and careers in peacemaking
and social change.
Rio Maria Committee of the US
Cambridge, MA: $1,000.
For a speaking tour in three US cities by Luzia Canuto, international
president of the Rio Maria Committee in Brazil, to seek support for efforts
to end rural violence in the Eastern Amazon region of Brazil.
Servicio Internacional para la Paz http://www.nonviolence.org/sipaz
Santa Cruz, CA: $1,000.
For transportation for the SIPAZ coordinator from Mexico's Chiapas state
to visit the US for speaking engagements, to build support for a lasting
peace in Chiapas.
Support Team International for Textileras (STITCH)
Chicago, IL: $2,000.
For a training exchange on organizing skills and women's leadership between
activist working women in North America and Guatemala, to strengthen union
organizing in Guatemala's maquila sector while enabling North American
women activists to learn from their Guatemalan counterparts.
US Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu
Madison, WI: $2,000.
For an eight-city US tour of an Arab-Israeli theater production about
Mordechai Vanunu, a political prisoner in Israel serving an 18 year sentence
for having blown the whistle on Israel's nuclear arms program.
Washington Peace Center
Washington, DC: $1,250.
For a program to promote people-centered economics and raise economic
consciousness among DC area activists, with a special emphasis on exposing
the links between local, national and international economic issues.
In addition, the Muste Institute operates the Freeman Internship
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 totalled $5,475 in 1998.
12 Direct Grants $ 14,500.00
2 INTF Grants 2,500.00
Sponsored Funds 164,343.30
Freeman Intern Stipends 5,475.00
Total distributions: $ 186,818.30