Supporting Nonviolence and Social Justice Since 1974.
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2007 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 sponsorships.

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 to war
Climate Crisis Coalition
Lenox, MA:  $38,570.47
For educational work and organizing around issues of climate change and environmental protection.

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 America.

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.

Vamos Unidos!
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 immigrant community.

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.