Fact Sheet

Founded: September 1990, by Robert Meeropol

Status: 501(c)(3) organization; public foundation

Supported financially By: 10,000 individual donors

Number of children supported by RFC grants since 1990: Close to 1000

Total amount of grants issued since 1990:  Just over $5.3 million

Eligibility: Children in the U.S. whose parents are targeted, progressive activists; and youth in the U.S. who themselves are targeted activists

Types of activities supported by RFC grants: Camp; art/music lessons; school tuition; daycare; therapy; travel to visit incarcerated parents; etc.

Age of grant recipients: 18 or under for standard RFC grants; 19-24 for “Carry it Forward” and Special Youth Development Grants

Granting deadlines: twice/year, March 21 & October 13

Granting amounts: $3000/child per year (up to age 18)

Leadership: Executive Director, Jennifer Meeropol, Board of Directors and Advisory Board (see www.rfc.org/staffandboards for lists of Board members)

Staff: Amber Black, Communications Director; Julie Johnson, Granting Coordinator; Jane Miller, Financial Coordinator

updated 05/14

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