Supporting Nonviolence and Social Justice Since 1974.
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2006 Roster of Grants

This roster includes Muste Institute general grants and Swann Fund grants. General grants of up to $2,000 are directed to small grassroots projects working for peace and social justice. Grants made from the Swann Fund, a donor-suggested fund at the Muste Institute, are listed at the end of this roster.

The Muste Institute also administers several special funds, including the Counter Recruitment Fund, the International Nonviolence Training Fund and the NOVA Fund.

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.

Separate guidelines are available for CR Fund grants, general grants, INTF grants and fiscal sponsorships.

For more information, please contact us at 339 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012; phone 212-533-4335; fax 212-228-6193; [email protected].


Arlington West Film and Speakers Program
Los Angeles, CA: $1,000
To help students in disadvantaged communities make informed decisions about war and military service through a screening and discussion using the film “Arlington West.”

Association for Union Democracy
Brooklyn, NY: $1,500
For the Immigrant Outreach Project, producing and distributing materials in Spanish and other needed languages to inform immigrant workers about their rights within unions.

Back Porch Radio Broadcasting
Madison, WI: $1,500
For the Radio Victoria Training and Cultural Exchange Delegation, bringing young volunteer radio activists from Radio Victoria in El Salvador to Madison, Wisconsin, to meet and share skills and experiences with US-based grassroots community radio activists.

Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and the Settlements
Bil’in, Palestine: $2,000
For nonviolent actions in the area of Bil’in, in Ramallah district, in the West Bank of Palestine, building awareness of and opposition to the Israeli government’s “separation barrier” (wall), illegal Israeli settlements and the illegal occupation of Palestinian land.

Birthright Unplugged
Glenside, PA: $1,500
For the Re-plugged project, helping children in Palestinian refugee camps to visit Jerusalem, the sea and the places their grandparents fled in 1948, and to create photo exhibits contributing to the preservation of historical memory for their families and communities.

Centre for Active Nonviolent Education
Himachal Pradesh, India: $2,000
For workshops to educate people living in Tibetan refugee settlements in India about nonviolence and strategic nonviolent methods.

Deep Dish TV
New York, NY: $1,500
For a college campus outreach program using the Deep Dish TV video series, “Shocking and Awful–A Grassroots Response to War and Occupation,” with the goal of informing students about the impact of war and mobilizing them to take part in anti-war organizing efforts.

Desiree Alliance
Berkeley, CA: $2,000
To help ensure the participation of immigrant, transgendered and people of color sex workers at the national “Re-visioning Prostitution Policy: Creating Space for Sex Worker Rights and Challenging Criminalization Conference” in July 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Worcester, MA: $2,000
For the Public Safety Campaign of 2007, educating, organizing and mobilizing the public against the abuse of the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) system.

Faslane 365
Norfolk, UK: $1,718
For a public launch event for a year-long nonviolent blockade of the Trident nuclear weapons base at Faslane in Scotland.

Fellowship of Reconciliation Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean
San Francisco, CA: $2,000
For FOR-TFLAC’s Colombia Peace Presence Bogotá Team, providing physical and political accompaniment to targeted Colombian grassroots nonviolent activists.

Know All You Can Know/Vets for Peace Chapter 109
Olympia, WA: $2,000
For the 2006 Know All You Can Know Summer Camp, building the skills of young activists to educate, inform and mobilize people around the realities of military recruitment and military service, and civilian alternatives.

Lioness Media Arts, Inc.
Forest Hills, NY: $1,550
For an outreach campaign for the documentary “Race to Execution,” with the goal of raising awareness about racism and the death penalty.

Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio
New York, NY: $2,000
To expand leadership development and political education as part of organizing efforts to build the struggle for social justice in East Harlem.

New Jersey Peace Action Education Fund
Montclair, NJ: $1,000
For joint efforts with the Plainfield Branch of the Peoples’ Organization for Progress to inform Plainfield High School students and the Plainfield community of the truth behind military recruitment, military service and civilian alternatives.

Northwest Interfaith Hospitality Network (NPIHN)
Philadelphia, PA: $2,000
For the Interfaith Advocates program, organizing a speakers bureau of homeless and formerly homeless families to encourage shelter volunteers to go beyond service and take action toward eradicating homelessness.

Oklahoma Committee for Conscientious Objectors
Oklahoma City, OK: $1,850
For a regional workshop to train volunteers as counselors to inform active-duty soldiers of their rights and provide information and assistance to those who wish to leave the military.

OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology
Fayetteville, AR: $1,000
For a conference of peace organizations from Arkansas and nearby areas of Oklahoma and Missouri.

Out of the Blue Productions, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY: $2,000
For editing and outreach expenses of The Good Soldier, a documentary that explores the journey of five US veterans from different wars as they sign up, go into battle, and change their minds about war.

Palestine Solidarity Project
New York/Palestine: $2,000
For solidarity and support of nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation and to the expansion of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.

Project HIP-HOP
Roxbury, MA: $2,000
For training and outreach for an “Opt-Out” campaign to counter military recruitment among Boston public high school students.

Question Why Films
New York, New York: $1,500
For screenings and discussions with New York City high school students using the documentary film “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.”

Washington, DC: $2,000
For  the Women, Labor and Leadership Curriculum Project, supporting efforts by women workers in Central America to build skills and strategies for organizing.

“The Visitors” Documentary Project
Brooklyn, NY: $2,000
For production of “The Visitors,” a documentary film raising awareness about the impact of incarceration on the families of prisoners.

Voices on the Border
Washington, DC: $1,500
For a film project in which youths in El Salvador’s Lower Lempa region are recording residents’ experiences of combat, exile, loss and survival during the country’s armed conflict.

War Resisters’ International
London, England: $2,000
For interpretation equipment to allow greater diversity and participation in Globalizing Nonviolence, the 24th WRI triennial conference, held in Germany in July 2006.

War Resisters League
New York, NY: $2,000
For the Youth & Counter Recruitment Program’s DMZ Network, providing resources, training and other assistance to build the capacity of local youth organizers around the US to effectively challenge military recruitment.

Total General Grants: $ 45,211


Swann Fund Grants 2006:

Albert Einstein Institution
East Boston, MA: $50,000
For efforts to advance the study and use of strategic nonviolent struggle around the world.

Total Swann Fund Grants: $50,000


2006 Totals

General grants (27):
NOVA Fund grants (12):
INTF grants (5):
Swann Fund grant (1):
Sponsored grants (22):
Freeman intern stipends (3):
Total distributions: