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2002 Roster of Grants

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. The International Nonviolence Training Fund (INTF) is a special donor-directed fund which makes grants to nonviolence training projects outside the U.S. (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.

Fiscal sponsorships, listed on a separate roster, are funds from institutional grants and individual tax-deductible donations which the Muste Institute accepts as agent for the fiscally sponsored project or organization.

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]; www.ajmuste.org/

Catholic Action Network for Social Justice
[email protected]
Saint Louis, MO: $1,500
For the educational work of “Instead of War,” a campaign carried out jointly with the Center for Theology and Social Analysis (CTSA), geared at consolidating local opposition to war against Iraq.

Center on Conscience & War
Washington, DC: $1,000
For publicity and other expenses of distributing a newly revised edition of the “Draft Counselor’s Manual.”

Central New York-Citizens Awareness Network
Syracuse, NY: $1,500
For direct outreach and organizing in Oswego County to raise awareness about the health impact of the county’s three nuclear reactors and to increase involvement of community members in opposing nuclear power, corporate domination and environmental racism.

Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger
Merrimac, WI: $1,500
For community outreach toward building public pressure for full cleanup of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant, and to ensure a clean and sustainable future use for the land.

Coalition for the Human Rights of Immigrants (CHRI)
New York, NY: $1,500
For the Stop the Disappearances! Campaign http://www.geocities.com/detentionalertnyc/index.html, seeking justice and due process for immigrant detainees and demanding an end to the immigration detention system.

Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques
Vieques, Puerto Rico: $2,000
For educational work of the “Ocupando Territorio Ocupado” (Occupying Occupied Territory) campaign, to establish a permanent peace presence on the bombing range of Camp Garcia on the island of Vieques.

Educators for Peace
Porto Alegre, Brazil: $10,000 (SFE) $5,000
F or a training for 100 teachers from southern Brazil, to expand peace education through the school system; and $5,000 for printing a Portuguese-language version of the nonviolence training curriculum

From Violence to Wholeness. Fellowship of Reconciliation
Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean

San Francisco, CA: $1,000
For “Colombia Peace Presence,” a volunteer accompaniment project in support of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó and La Unión in the Colombian region of Urabá.

Free The Slaves
Washington, DC: $1,500
For improving and updating website and email outreach to community groups and students in the US, to encourage them to take action against slavery.

Fundación Paz, Ecología y Arte
Buenos Aires, Argentina: $2,000 (INTF)
For nonviolence training for youth leaders at the One Thousand Years of Peace congress in Buenos Aires in September 2002.

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
Gainesville, FL: $2,000
For outreach and promotion of “Keep Space for Peace,” an international week of educational and protest events in October 2002. Howard Zinn:

You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train (video project)
Burlington, VT: $1,000
For post-production expenses of a one-hour video documenting the life of historian and social justice activist Howard Zinn, sponsored by Chicago Filmmakers and co-produced by Deb Ellis & Denis Mueller.

International Women’s Peace Service - Palestine
[email protected]
Norfolk, UK: $2,000
For education and mobilization of a collective of international women to document and respond to human rights injustices in Palestine and to support local nonviolence efforts there.

National Lawyers Guild
San Francisco, CA: $1,500
For distribution of materials and coordination of educational and media work for the Post 9-11 Project, which seeks to defend the rights of immigrants and activists following Sept. 11, 2001.

New Jerseyans for a Death Penalty Moratorium
Cape May, NJ: $2,000.
For the development of organizing materials to build support for a death penalty moratorium in New Jersey.

New Yorkers Against The Death Penalty
Albany, NY: $1,000
For the New York City Council Moratorium Resolution Campaign and other educational work against the death penalty in New York State.

Peace Action New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM: $1,500
For educational materials in connection with local events marking the anniversaries of the 1945 US atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Cary, NC: $1,000
For the work of this group of people who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, seeking to break the endless cycle of violence and retaliation engendered by war, by exploring effective alternative responses to terrorism.

Pennsylvania Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty
Philadelphia, PA: $1,000
For the Death Penalty Moratorium Campaign, using education and nonviolent action to push for a halt to executions in Pennsylvania.

Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide
Atlanta, GA: $2,000
For the”Living & Working in Peace” program of Project South’s Youth Council, working with other youth groups and local high schools to encourage young people to make change in their communities using nonviolent action.

[email protected]
Guayaquil, Ecuador: $15,000 (SFE)
For a project establishing youth-led and youth-centered “mediation offices” at high schools in the Ecuadoran city of Guayaquil, and other work with students and high-risk youth in the city’s urban areas.

Servicio Paz Y Justicia (SERPAJ)-Morelos
[email protected]
Cuernavaca, Mexico: $1,000 (SFE)
For participation of a SERPAJ-Morelos member in an international peace encampment in Ecuador in March 2002, challenging the expansion of militarism in Latin America.

[email protected]
Asunción, Paraguay: $10,000 (SFE)
For construction of the Training Center for Democracy, Human Rights and Peace, which will house the group’s offices and serve as a meeting space and resource center for local peace and human rights work.

Support Team International for Textileras (STITCH)
Washington, DC: $2,000
For a six-month training institute with Honduran women workers organizing at export assembly plants (maquiladoras).

Vietnam Veterans Against The War
Chicago, IL: $2,000
For a national media campaign, drawing public attention to anti-war messages through the voices and perspectives of Vietnam veterans.

War Resisters League
New York, NY: $2,000
For updating WRL’s website, and for literature distribution and trainings organized by the New England regional office.

Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice
Madison, WI: $1,500
For the Corporate Accountability Task Force, educating and mobilizing public opinion around economic justice issues.

Youth Forum for Peace and Justice
Kitwe, Zambia: $1,000.
For the Peace Education Campaign, educating and training high school and college teachers to play a role in guiding students toward nonviolent activism.

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 generous bequest from Ruth and Harrop Freeman. Distributions to interns totaled $3,900 in 2002.

2002 Totals

General grants (23): $35,500.00
SFE grants (4): 36,000.00
INTF grants (1): 2,000.00
Sponsored grants (15): 340,278.50
Freeman intern stipends (2): 3,900.00

Total distributions: $417,178.50