Supporting Nonviolence and Social Justice Since 1974.
339 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10012 (212) 533-4335 Fax: (212) 228-6193 [email protected]

2006 Roster of Fiscal Sponsorships

The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute acts as fiscal sponsor for a number of organizations dedicated to nonviolent activism for social justice, by directing tax-deductible contributions and foundation grants to the educational work of these groups. Our 2006 sponsored projects are listed below.

The Muste Institute also makes direct grants and 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].


Alliance for Peace and Social Justice
Syracuse, NY: $13,074.66
To secure and develop the new Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice.

Artists Against the War
New York, NY: $2,660
For production and distribution of arts and media expressing opposition to war
Climate Crisis Coalition
Lenox, MA:  $34,214.25
For educational work and organizing around issues of climate change and environmental protection.

Community Restorative Justice Ireland
Belfast, North of Ireland: $28,500
For efforts to promote and implement community-based restorative justice in Northern Ireland.

Desis Rising up and Moving
Jackson Heights, NY: $233,417.26
For organizing, mobilizing, leadership development and educational work with low-income South Asian immigrant communities in defense of immigrant rights and against racism.

East Timor and Indonesia Action Network
Washington, DC: $43,825.53
For educational work around human rights and social and  economic justice in East Timor and Indonesia; and efforts to help grassroots groups in Aceh recover from the tsunami.
New York, NY:  $45,534.45
For educational work, organizing and advocacy around issues affecting Filipino women, including sex trafficking, forced labor, imperialism and militarization.

Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
Croton-on-Hudson, NY: $1,857.25
For education on the safety, health and environmental threats posed by the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

International Peace Bureau
Geneva, Switzerland: $5,900
For educational work promoting disarmament and world peace.

International Solidarity Movement
Berkeley, CA: $24,016
For support of active nonviolent resistance against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.

Lancaster Coalition for Peace and Justice
Lancaster, PA: $3,581.50
For educational work, organizing and nonviolent activism to prevent war and promote social justice.

Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York
New York, NY: $1,173.25
For educational materials promoting demilitarization and economic justice in Latin America.

Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia
Seattle, WA: $232.75
For educational work on nonviolence, peace, and economic justice.

Plowshares New York
New York, NY: $405.65
For educational work on nonviolence, militarism and the dangers of nuclear and conventional weapons.

Relatives for Justice
Belfast, North of Ireland: $28,500
For legal, educational and advocacy efforts in defense of human rights, truth, historical memory and an end to impunity, with the goal of achieving lasting peace, justice, equality and human rights in Northern Ireland.

School of the Americas Watch
Washington, DC: $68,220.47
For efforts to build opposition to the School of the Americas (SOA, now called WHINSEC) at Fort Benning, Georgia, and to promote a just US foreign policy toward Latin America.

Syracuse Peace Council
Syracuse, NY:  $22,247.45
To build public pressure against militarism and violence and in favor of social and economic justice.

United for Peace and Justice
New York, NY: $256,013.27
For national organizing and educational work to end war and build social and economic justice.

War Resisters’ International
London, England: $698.25
For educational activities promoting nonviolence and disarmament.

War Resisters League
New York, NY: $65,419.85
For educational activities and publications addressing the root causes of war and promoting nonviolent activism for social justice.

War Resisters League/New England
Norwich, CT: $3,748.70
For educational activities and organizing around issues of nonviolence and social justice.

West Belfast Economic Forum
Belfast, North of Ireland: $28,500
For research, education, organizing and advocacy for social and economic rights, justice and equality in Belfast.


Total 2006 sponsored distributions: $911,740.54


The Muste Institute also operates the Freeman Internship Program http://warresisters.org/intern.htm, providing a stipend to interns working in the War Resisters League national office. This program was established through a bequest from Ruth and Harrop Freeman. Distributions to interns in the program during 2006 totaled $5,400.