RFC grants pay for educationally and emotionally supportive activities for children of targeted progressive activists and youth who are targeted activists themselves.

Our grants help ensure these kids can attend summer camp, hire a tutor, receive therapy, attend a dance program or participate in other activities that allow them to have fun, process their experiences and heal. They make it possible for these kids not only to survive but thrive, despite the negative targeting their family has experienced.




Application Deadlines:

March 21 & October 13

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Information for Applicants

Targeted Activist Youth (TAY) under 25 years old

Grants for Targeted Activist Youth (TAY) – this program provides support for young activists ages 18 to 24 who have faced targeting for their activism.

Support for Families

Activist parents with kids under age 25 who face retaliation for their progressive activism or community organizing .

Attica Fund Prison Visit Program

Children and grandchildren of political prisoners who need funds to help cover the cost of visiting their loved one.

Granting Stats

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Spring 2023

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The Gathering Program

The RFC’s founder, Robert Meeropol, was six years old when his parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, were executed at the height of the McCarthy Era after one of the most hotly debated trials in U.S. history. Robert and his brother survived their nightmare in large part because of the loving and culturally rich life that was created for them by their adoptive parents, and by the progressive community who rallied to raise a trust fund to help them.

Aided by this emotional and financial support, the brothers grew up in a creative milieu, among writers, musicians

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Girls playing music

"We were so excited when we learned that you had decided to give grants for our music lessons. It has been difficult to pay for them since our father lost his job. Thank you for recognizing how our dad was singled out for his stand against war, and for realizing music's importance to our family."

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Recent Grants

Young Activist Injured and Harassed

A $1000 TAY Development grant for the 24-year-old BLM activist who, during a protest, was hit by a car driven by a police officer and was arrested for protesting. He has since been denied housing due… Read More
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Young Civil Rights Activist Targeted

A $1000 TAY Development grant for the 18-year-old targeted activist who was bullied due to her leadership in the BLM movement.
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Mom Persists Despite Violent Intimidation

$1000 for cheerleading for the 16-year-old whose mom demands justice for victims of police violence, including her own family members. Their car has been repeatedly vandalized and they have received… Read More
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Peaceful Organizer Charged

$1200 for mental health services for the 14-year-old child of a racial justice organizer who was unjustly arrested at a peaceful protest. Because prosecutors charged her with gang involvement, she… Read More
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Police Target Mother

$1500 for therapy and music lessons for the 15-year-old daughter whose mother fought to reallocate police funding to mental health services. She was harassed online by local police and someone fired… Read More
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Dad Faces Lifelong Police Harassment

$2500 for educational support for two teens, ages 16 and 17, whose father has been hounded by police for decades; he experienced targeting first for his father’s activism and then for his own racial… Read More
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