There is no deadline for this call
The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute funds projects which promote the principles and practice of nonviolent social change through grant-making programs including the International Nonviolence Training Fund (INTF). The INTF was created in 1994 by a group of concerned donors with the aim of specifically supporting nonviolence trainings which prepare participants for specific nonviolent actions or campaigns.
Nonviolence trainings seek to help people develop and improve the skills they need to confront systemic injustice through organized, principled, nonviolent action. Trainings promote the exchange of ideas, information, and strategies, through which activists can become more effective at using nonviolent action in their struggles.
Decisions on INTF grants are guided by the INTF Advisory Committee--composed of experienced trainers associated with the Muste Institute--and are ratified by the Muste Institute Board of Directors.
The INTF only supports nonviolence trainings outside the United States, and within Native nations in the US.
Projects eligible for support include:
those which prepare participants for specific nonviolent actions or campaigns;
those which build capacity and leadership among people engaged in nonviolent struggles;
those geared to "training the trainers," in order to expand and multiply nonviolence training throughout a targeted community.
Preference is given to:
projects which involve trainers from the local area or region, where such trainers are available.
groups which are small, community-based and have less access to funding from other sources.
We also look seriously at gender balance within the training team and for the projected participants.