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2005 Roster of Grants

Direct grants of up to $2,000 are issued from the Muste Institute's grantmaking program to a particular project or organization. The Muste Institute also administers several special funds, including the International Nonviolence Training Fund (INTF) and Sheilah's Fund East, renamed in 2006 as the NOVA Fund. The INTF makes grants of up to $3,000 to nonviolence training projects outside the US (or in native communities within the US); grants are recommended by a group of advisors. The NOVA Fund supports active nonviolence work, primarily in Latin America; grants are made on the recommendation of an advisor and are listed on a separate roster at www.ajmuste.org/nova2005.htm .

Fiscal sponsorships, also listed on a separate roster at www.ajmuste.org/spon2005.htm, 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 see this website or contact us at 339 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012; phone 212-533-4335; fax 212-228-6193; [email protected].

Africa Faith and Justice Network
Washington, DC: $1,500
For educational work and organizing for the Uganda Conflict Action Network, advocating for a just solution to the armed conflict in Uganda.

Anjuman Bra-e-Khawateen (ABK) Association of Women
Punjab, Pakistan: $1,500
For the "Mothers as Peacemakers" project, organizing women in six districts of Punjab province to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence.

Arise for Social Justice
Springfield, MA: $1,500
For the Western Massachusetts Center for Counter-Recruitment, raising awareness about the cost of war and alternatives to the military.

Association for Community Rehabilitation and Development
Sialkot, Pakistan: $1,000
For the Women's Rights Awareness Training Program, educating women in villages and slum areas of Sialkot district, Pakistan, about their rights.

Boston Mobilization
Cambridge, MA: $1,500
For efforts to mobilize the public against Boston University's plans to build a Level 4 Bio-Weapons laboratory in Roxbury.

Center for Study of Working Class Life
Stony Brook, NY: $1,000
To promote and distribute "Meeting Face to Face," a documentary about the visit of senior Iraqi labor leaders to 26 US cities in June 2005.

Chiapas Peace House Project
Santa Cruz, CA: $2,000
For the Oaxaca Project, setting up a solidarity center in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca to raise awareness of issues affecting indigenous communities.

Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools
South Pasadena, CA: $2,000
For the Youth Projects, supporting young people's efforts to develop and expand resources confronting the growing militarization of schools.

Coordinador Nacional Agrario
Bogotá, Colombia: $1,500
For community workshops in a rural area outside Bogotá on free trade agreements, debt, militarization, alternatives for self-sufficiency and nonviolent resistance.

Corvallis Counter-recruitment Committee
Corvallis, OR: $500
For work informing students, parents and community members in the Corvallis area about recruitment, military service and alternatives.

Flagstaff New Day Peace Center
Flagstaff, AZ: $2,000
For Exposed in Kingman, a photo and oral history exhibit raising awareness about the effects of nuclear testing on Mohave County, Arizona residents and supporting their struggle for justice.

Global Women's Strike
Philadelphia, PA: $1,500
For an "Opt-Out" campaign and other counter-recruitment work in low-income communities in Philadelphia.

Green Action
Tel Aviv, Israel: $1,500
For a nonviolent direct action training workshop at the fifth annual Activism Festival in Lod, Israel, in June 2005, followed by an action against the Wall.

Idaho Community Action Network
Boise, ID: $1,000
For Immigrant Voices for Justice, using leadership development, media, coalition building and mobilization to promote immigrant rights and fight racism in Idaho.

International Women's Partnership for Peace and Justice
Chiang Mai, Thailand: $2,500 (INTF)
For a "training of trainers" with representatives of women's groups in exile from Burma, in northeastern India.

Iraq Veterans Against the War
Philadelphia, PA: $1,600
For training for regional IVAW coordinators and other key members to learn grassroots organizing skills.

Jewish Peace Fellowship
Nyack, NY: $1,000
This grant, recommended by an anonymous donor to the Muste Institute, goes for general support of anti-militarism efforts.

Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern
Bethlehem, PA: $1,000
For efforts to provide information about military service and alternatives to students; and for trainings to help young activists explore the practice and potentials of nonviolence.

Masar Institute for Education
Nazareth, Israel: $1,500
For training 24 teachers on how the Israeli school system disempowers Palestinians, how radical education can trigger social change, how to teach through dialogue, and strategies for fomenting social change activism.

Niger Delta Project for Environment, Human Rights & Development
Rivers State, Nigeria: $1,900
For a participatory training workshop to spread awareness about nonviolent struggle for environmental rights and justice in the Niger Delta.

Non-Violence Trainers Initiative
Izmir, Turkey: $3,000 (INTF)
For a training to help Turkish activists build skills as nonviolence trainers.

Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance
Oak Ridge, TN: $1,000
For an August 2005 demonstration at the Y12 nuclear weapons plant marking the 60th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Peace House
Ashland, OR: $500
For efforts to encourage parents and students in southern Oregon public schools to protect their privacy from military recruiters.

Peace and Justice Center
Burlington, VT: $500
For a coalition effort with Vermont high school students providing information about the realities of and alternatives to military service, and related issues.

Peace and Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas
Wichita, KS: $1,250
For outreach and followup around the Iraq War Conference, helping activists in South Central Kansas develop strategies and focus their anti-war efforts.

Prison Action Network
Albany, NY: $711
For efforts to bring a faith-based organization into this network addressing the impact of the criminal justice system on prisoners, families and communities.

Project on Youth and Non-military Opportunities
Encinitas, CA: $1,500
For revising and restocking bilingual counter-recruitment literature for local and national distribution; and digitizing a counter-recruitment organizing manual to make it available via the internet.

Social Harmony and Development Organization (SHADO)
Punjab, Pakistan: $1,500
For women's rights awareness trainings and street theater in the rural areas of Sialkot district in Punjab to educate disadvantaged women about their rights.

Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International
Washington, DC: $1,500
For Truth Speakers, a network of torture survivors who are speaking out publicly about their experiences as part of a campaign against torture.

Tri-Valley Cares
Livermore, CA: $1,500
To mark the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a major disarmament demonstration and nonviolent action at Lawrence Livermore laboratory.

Witness to Innocence
Philadelphia, PA: $1,500
For the Training for Outreach, Organizing, Leadership and Speaking (TOOLS) Gathering, in which exonerated former death row prisoners learn to become spokespersons for human rights in a campaign against the death penalty.

Youth Forum for Peace and Justice
Kitwe, Zambia: $1,250
For educational work with young people in Zambia around issues of peace-building, nonviolence and social justice.

2005 Totals

General grants (29):
$ 38,711.00
Sheilah's Fund East (NOVA Fund) grants (10):
INTF grants (2):
Donor-advised grant (1):
Sponsored grants (16):
Freeman intern stipends (3):
Total distributions: