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Sheilah’s Fund East (NOVA Fund)
2005 Roster of Grants

Sheilah's 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].

Hogar 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.

International 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 Samuel Ruiz
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.

Secretariado Internacional 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.

Servicio 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.

SERPAJ-América Latina
San José, Costa Rica: $12,500
For regional coordination of this Latin American network of nonviolence organizations founded in 1974.

SERPAJ-Costa Rica
San José, Costa Rica: $5,000
For an educational and organizing project to create a National Center of Promoters of Active Nonviolence and Human Rights.

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 in Mexico.

Total 2005 SFE grant distributions: $47,000