Supporting Nonviolence and Social Justice Since 1974.
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2000 Roster of Grants and Sponsorships

Direct grants are issued from the Muste Institute's grantmaking program to a particular project or organization. These grants range from $500 to $2,000. 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 organization. The INTERNATIONAL NONVIOLENCE TRAINING FUND (INTF) is a special donor-directed fund which makes grants to nonviolence training projects outside the US (or in native communities within the US); INTF grants range from $500 to $3,000. SHEILAH'S FUND EAST (SFE) is a donor-advised fund which supports active nonviolence work, primarily in Latin America; grants are made on the recommendation of the donor.

Separate guidelines are available for general grants, fiscal sponsorships and INTF grants. For information, please contact the Muste Institute at 339 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012; phone 212-533-4335; fax 212-228-6193; [email protected]; http://www.ajmuste.org/

Camden 28
[email protected]
New York, NY: $2,000.
For a documentary film about the trial of 28 activists who destroyed draft files in a Selective Service office in 1971 in Camden, New Jersey, to call attention to their belief that war is indefensible.

Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger
Merrimac, WI: $1,500.
For a campaign by local residents and members of the Ho-Chunk nation to build public pressure for a proposal to transfer former Badger Army Ammunition Plant (BAAP) land into a trust for the Ho-Chunk, guaranteeing preservation and restoration of prairie lands.

Coalition for the Human Rights of Immigrants
New York, NY: $3,947.50
Fiscal sponsorship for efforts to promote immigrants' rights and build opposition to anti-immigrant policies; and a $2,000 direct grant for actions to demand amnesty for undocumented immigrants and to protest private prisons and their role in the immigrant detention system.

Conciliation Resources
London, England: $9,500.
Fiscal sponsorship for the ACCORD project, an international bulletin detailing current and past peace processes and agreements.

Corporación SER PAZ
[email protected]
Guayaquil, Ecuador: $10,000.
(SFE) For trainings in conflict resolution and educational work to promote a culture of peace in Ecuador.

Earth Action
[email protected]
Charlottetown, Canada: $2,000.
Fiscal sponsorship of a donor-directed grant for educational activities promoting public awareness of environmental issues on Prince Edward Island.

East Timor Action Network (ETAN)
White Plains, NY: $950.
Fiscal sponsorship for the International Federation for East Timor (IFET) Observer Project, assisting in the monitoring of the United Nations-sponsored popular consultation on East Timor's political status.

International Art for Mumia
Robben Island, South Africa: $2,850.
Fiscal sponsorship for an art exhibit in South Africa about US death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, presented in conjunction with an interfaith service against the death penalty.

International Fellowship of Reconciliation
Alkmaar, Netherlands: $600 (SFE)
For participation of a grassroots human rights activist from a women's organization in Barrancabermeja, Colombia, at an international conference on "Women and Peace" in Bilbao, Spain, November 16-19, 2000.

International Nonviolent Initiatives
Waltham, MA: $570.
Fiscal sponsorship for educational programs fostering nonviolence internationally. International Peace Bureau Geneva, Switzerland: $71,250. Fiscal sponsorship for educational work promoting disarmament and worldwide peace.

International Peace Bureau
Geneva, Switzerland: $71,250.
Fiscal sponsorship for educational work promoting disarmament and worldwide peace.

Kairos/Plowshares New York
[email protected]
New York, NY: $16,973.
Fiscal sponsorship for educational work on issues of nonviolence, militarism and the dangers of nuclear and conventional weapons; and a $2,000 direct grant for a public education campaign in New York focused on countering the military propaganda aspect of the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum.

Karuna Center (INTF)
Leverett, MA: $2,000.
For Projekt Dijakom in Bosnia, a dialogue program for educators to promote inter-ethnic tolerance and understanding, conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

Kurve Wustrow (INTF/SFE)
Wustrow, Germany: $4,000.
For travel expenses of trainers from the global South to participate in the annual International Training for Nonviolence in the Context of War or Armed Conflict. This grant consists of $2,500 from the International Nonviolence Training Fund (INTF) and $1,500 from Sheilah's Fund East (SFE).

Minnesota Anti-War Committee
Minneapolis, MN: $2,000.
For public events and educational materials against US military intervention in Colombia.

Mint Leaf Productions
New York, NY: $1,500.
For a project that trains welfare recipients and union workers in New York City to use media about workfare as a grassroots educational tool to build public awareness about the true impact of welfare "reform" policies.

Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation (SFE)
Cambridge, MA: $10,000.
For "Healing the Wounds of Murder," a June 2001 conference bringing together family members of murder victims to build opposition to the death penalty.

Newport Peace Festival 2000
Newport, RI: $2,000.
For an October 2000 peace festival in Newport, Rhode Island (home to the Naval War College, Naval Undersea Warfare Center and Raytheon), to draw attention to misplaced government priorities, racial and economic disparities in the community, and links between globalization and militarization.

Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York
New York, NY: $1,852.50
Fiscal sponsorship for educational materials promoting demilitarization and economic justice in Latin America. Organizers' Collaborative Cambridge, MA: $1,000. For a new project helping activist groups to connect with each other through the internet and to build their capacity to work together more effectively.

Organizers' Collaborative

Cambridge, MA: $1,000.
For a new project helping activist groups to connect with each other through the internet and to build their capacity to work together more effectively.

Paradigm Productions
Berkeley, CA: $2,000.
For an outreach and distribution campaign--including an interactive website and teacher's guide–for The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It, a documentary film about World War II conscientious objectors.

Peace Action New Mexico
[email protected]
Santa Fe, NM: $2,000.
For educational materials for a rally and nonviolent direct action at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) on August 9, 2000, the 55th anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing.

Pennsylvania Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty
[email protected]
Philadelphia, PA: $1,500.
For a statewide anti-death penalty organizing conference in March 2001, bringing together diverse groups who are critical of capital punishment for different reasons, to build support for a death penalty moratorium.

Right of Way
New York, NY: $190.
Fiscal sponsorship to raise awareness of vehicular violence and promote safe and sustainable forms of transportation.

Rights Action
Washington, DC: $2,000.
For a North American speaking tour by grassroots and indigenous activists from Central America, in conjunction with a planned protest campaign against the April 2001 Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, where heads of state will meet to discuss trade and other issues.

School of the Americas (SOA) Watch/Northeast

Philadelphia, PA: $1,000.
For the Solidarity in Action campaign, using student organizer training workshops to build awareness of how the SOA provides the military muscle for corporate interests in Latin America.

Servicio Paz y Justicia-América Latina

Montevideo, Uruguay: $15,000. (SFE)
For administration of the SERPAJ peace and justice network's regional coordinating office, promoting education and nonviolent action for social justice.

Servicio Paz y Justicia-Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca, Mexico: $5,000. (SFE)
Actions, workshops and educational materials promoting dialogue on active nonviolence as a strategy to resist militarization and injustice in Mexico.

Servicio Paz y Justicia-Ecuador
[email protected]

Quito, Ecuador: $2,000.
For a campaign against US military intervention, with a focus on the current crisis in Colombia, Ecuador's neighbor. The campaign is a coalition effort with a number of other groups, mostly youth-oriented, from around Latin America.

Servicio Paz y Justicia de Tabasco

Villahermosa, Mexico: $4,500. (SFE)
For education and nonviolent action for social justice, and promotion of democratic participation, human rights, environmental protection and peace.

Support Team International for Textileras (STITCH)

Chicago, IL: $2,000.
For training exchange workshops in Central America, building relationships between US and Central American women union activists and supporting workers' struggles to organize.

Vermont Citizens' Awareness Network

Dummerston, VT: $1,500.
For an educational campaign to build public pressure toward preventing the sale of the aging Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor, and forcing a shutdown and cleanup of the facility.

War Resisters’ International

London, England: $2,247.
Fiscal sponsorship for educational activities promoting nonviolence and disarmament; and a $2,000 direct grant for the Nonviolence and Social Empowerment project.

War Resisters League

New York, NY: $160,332.24
Fiscal sponsorship for educational activities and publications addressing the root causes of war and promoting nonviolent activism for social justice.

War Resisters League/New England
[email protected]

Norwich, CT: $5,773.15
Fiscal sponsorship for educational activities and organizing around issues of nonviolence and social justice.

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 in 2000 totalled $6,817.50.

2000 Totals

General grants (17): $ 30,000.00
SFE grants (7): 46,600.00
INTF grants (2): 4,500.00
Sponsored grants (13): 272,435.39
Freeman intern stipends (3): 6,817.50

Total distributions: $ 360,352.89