Fund East (NOVA Fund)
2005 Roster of Grants
Fund East (SFE), renamed the NOVA Fund in 2006, is a special fund supporting active
nonviolence work, primarily in Latin America. Grants are made on the recommendation
of a fund advisor. Unsolicited applications are not generally considered. Grants
made from the Muste Institute's other grantmaking programs are listed on a separate
roster at http://ajmuste.org/grants2005.htm;
fiscal sponsorships are listed at http://ajmuste.org/spon2005.htm
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].
Comunitario Yach'il Antzetic
San Cristóbal de Las
Casas, Mexico: $3,000
To promote the health, well-being, rights awareness
and self-esteem of single pregnant women and single mothers and their children
in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.
Development Exchange (IDEX)
San Francisco, CA: $1,000
For representatives of Guatemalan grassroots
groups to participate in the 5th Annual Solidarity Economics Gathering in Chiapas,
Mexico in November 2005.
Oficina del MonseZor
Mexico City, Mexico: $2,500
For efforts by the office
of Samuel Ruiz, retired bishop and honorary president of the Secretariado Internacional
de Solidaridad (SICSAL), to promote peace, justice and human rights in Mexico
and throughout the world.
de Solidaridad (SICSAL)
Managua, Nicaragua: $1,000
For this regional group's work promoting
peace, social justice and solidarity with the peoples of Latin America.
Guayaquil, Ecuador: $10,000
For peer conflict resolution, artistic
expression, self-esteem and education for a culture of peace among gang members
and other young people in Guayaquil.
Paz y Justicia (SERPAJ)
Buenos Aires, Argentina: $2,000
To help the Argentina office of SERPAJ
recover from a November 2005 vandalism and theft break-in.
San José, Costa Rica: $12,500
For regional coordination of this Latin
American network of nonviolence organizations founded in 1974.
San José, Costa Rica: $5,000
For an educational and organizing
project to create a National Center of Promoters of Active Nonviolence and Human
Quito, Ecuador: $5,000
For educational materials and organizing
for a campaign against implementation of the Andean "free trade" agreement being
negotiated with the US, Peru and Colombia
Cuernavaca, Mexico: $5,000
For the "Think Out Loud" SERPAJ- Morelos/Gandhian
Collective, carrying out research and education on social conflict and nonviolence
Total 2005 SFE grant distributions: