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 sponsored projects. Our 2007 sponsored projects are listed below,
along with the total amount they received from the Muste Institute during
calendar year 2007.
The Muste Institute also makes grants from its general
grantmaking fund and administers several special funds, including
the Counter Recruitment Fund,
the International Nonviolence
Training Fund, the NOVA Fund and
the NOVA Travel Fund. Separate
guidelines are available for general
grants, CR Fund grants, INTF
grants, NOVA Travel grants and fiscal
For more information, please refer to our website, www.ajmuste.org.
If you have further questions after reading through the fund guidelines and
grant rosters, contact us: A.J. Muste Memorial Institute, 339 Lafayette St,
New York, NY 10012; phone 212-533-4335; fax 212-228-6193; [email protected].
The Muste Institute also operates the Freeman Internship Program,
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 2007 totaled $2,400.
2007 sponsorships: $1,239,381.08
distributed to 22 organizations
Alliance for Peace and Social Justice
Syracuse, NY: $47,855.50
To secure and develop the new Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice.
Artists Against the War
New York, NY: $439.82
For production and distribution of arts and media expressing opposition
Climate Crisis Coalition
Lenox, MA: $38,570.47
For educational work and organizing around issues of climate change and
The Critical Voice
New York, NY: $19,000.00
For a campaign to foster public nonviolent resistance to war and injustice
through the creation and distribution of words and visual images on t‑shirts
and other media.
Desis Rising up and Moving
Jackson Heights, NY: $9,500.00
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: $80,540.72
For educational work around human rights and social and economic
justice in East Timor and Indonesia.
New York, NY: $32,764.87
For educational work, organizing and advocacy around issues affecting Filipino
women, including sex trafficking, forced labor, imperialism and militarization.
Ground Zero for Peace
New York, NY: $10,628.60
For efforts to seek out and promote nonviolent alternatives to
war and to create fellowship among first responders around the world.
Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
Croton-on-Hudson, NY: $1,541.61
For education on the safety, health and environmental threats posed by
the Indian Point nuclear power plant.
International Peace Bureau
Geneva, Switzerland: $1,900.00
For educational work promoting disarmament and world peace.
International Solidarity Movement
Berkeley, CA: $31,840.20
For educational campaigns in support of active nonviolent resistance
against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.
Lancaster Coalition for Peace and Justice
Lancaster, PA: $2,479.50
For educational work, organizing and nonviolent activism in south central
Pennsylvania to prevent war and promote social justice.
New Jersey Climate March
Bloomfield, NJ: $736.25
For educational work and organizing in New Jersey around issues of climate
change and environmental protection.
Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York
New York, NY: $995.60
For distribution of Weekly News Update on the Americas and other
educational materials promoting demilitarization and economic justice in Latin
Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia
Seattle, WA: $1,548.50
For educational work on nonviolence, peace, and economic justice.
School of the Americas Watch
Washington, DC: $74,698.69
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: $10,545.00
For educational work in central New York state to build public pressure
against militarism and violence and in favor of social and economic justice.
United for Peace and Justice
New York, NY: $178,729.92
For national organizing and educational work to end war and build social
and economic justice.
New York, NY: $24,937.50
To organize Latino immigrant workers, primarily street
vendors, around social and economic justice issues including immigrant rights
and police accountability, and to develop leadership capacity among the Latino
War Resisters International
London, England: $380.00
For educational activities promoting nonviolence and disarmament.
War Resisters League
New York, NY: $667,785.68
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: $1,962.65
For educational activities and organizing around issues of nonviolence
and social justice.