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2006 Roster of Grants

This roster includes grants made by the NOVA Fund, which primarily supports active nonviolence work in Latin America. NOVA Fund grants are made on the recommendation of a fund advisor.

The Muste Institute also makes grants from its general grantmaking program and administers several other special funds, including the Counter Recruitment Fund and the International Nonviolence Training 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].


Asociación Civil Centro Esperanza
Chiclayo, Peru: $5,000
To develop social leadership skills among young people in the La Victoria district of Chiclayo, in Peru’s northwestern Lambayeque region.

Conselho Nacional dos Seringueiros
Belém, Brazil: $7,500
To help the National Council of Rubbertappers (CNS) buy and renovate a house in the city of Belém to serve as a regional office, communications hub and lodging for visiting community leaders.

Grupo Pro-SERPAJ Colombia
Colombia (via Costa Rica): $5,000
For efforts in the Colombian cities of Manizales and Barranquilla to promote nonviolence and a culture of peace and justice.

Hogar Comunitario Yach’il Antzetic
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico: $3,000
For activities promoting 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.

Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia (ONIC)
Bogota, Colombia: $5,000
For the International Verification Mission on the Situation of the Indigenous Peoples of Colombia, held in September 2006.

Organización Wayuu Munsurat
Bogota, Colombia: $5,000
For an April 2006 meeting of the Wayuu indigenous people in Bahía Portete, in the northeastern Colombian department of La Guajira, to build strategies of civil resistance against poverty and extermination.

Red Juvenil
Medellin, Colombia: $5,000
For efforts to educate and mobilize for the rights of conscientious objectors in Colombia, and to promote the use of active nonviolence in social struggles.

Guayaquil, Ecuador: $10,000
For work with high-school students and at-risk youth in Guayaquil, providing peer conflict resolution and education toward a culture of peace.

SERPAJ-América Latina
San Jose, Costa Rica: $13,500
For coordination and support of educational work promoting active nonviolence and social justice in Latin America.

SERPAJ-Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica: $5,000
To build a culture of peace and promote the defense of people’s human, civic, social, economic and cultural rights in Costa Rica.

Asuncion, Paraguay: $10,000
To build awareness of and expand opposition to military intervention, militarization, repression, and violations of human, social, economic and cultural rights in Paraguay; and to promote nonviolent action and education for peace and justice.

Montevideo, Uruguay: $5,000
To promote respect for diversity and help youth organize for their rights in the residential area of Malvín Norte in Montevideo.

Total 2006 NOVA Fund
grants (12): $79,000