The Rosenberg Fund for Children provides for the educational and emotional needs of children (up to age 24) of targeted progressive activists, and youth (up to age 24) who are targeted activists themselves. In most instances, professionals and institutions directly receive the grants to provide services at no or reduced cost to beneficiaries. Please see Granting Programs for further details.
Please carefully read the Basic Information Sheet (available at the bottom of the page in English and Spanish) and the appropriate Grant Applications (available here) before submitting an application.
The RFC provides four types of grants:
- Regular Grants for children 18 and younger who are the children of targeted activist and targeted activist youth
- Carry It Forward Awards (CIF) to assist beneficiaries aged 19 through 24 with the cost of books and supplies associated with post-high school education and training
- Special development grants of up to $1000 per year for targeted activist youth ages 18 to 24 to further their education, support their emotional needs or develop their organizing skills
- Attica Fund Prison Visit Award to allow children and youth up to age 24 to visit activist parents from whom they have been separated because the activist parent(s) has been imprisoned
|Regular Granting||Birth to 18||Up to $3000 per child per year ($2,000 limit per granting cycle). Open to the children of targeted activists and to targeted activist youth. Maximum of $7500 per family per granting cycle.|
|Carry It Forward (CIF)||19 to 24||Once a year award of $600 for books and educational supplies. Open to the children of targeted activists and to targeted activist youth.|
|Development Grants for Targeted Activist Youth||19 to 24||Once a year award of up to $1000 to further their education, support their emotional needs or develop their organizing skills. Open to Targeted Activist Youth only.|
|Attica Fund Prison Visit Program||Birth to 24||Once a year award of up to $2000 PER FAMILY for up to 3 visits per year. Open to the children of targeted activists and to targeted activist youth.|
For a detailed description of these granting programs, click here.
The RFC defines “targeted” as someone who as a result of his or her activism, has:
- lost a job
- suffered physical or mental injury or disability
- been harassed or discriminated against
- been imprisoned
- or died
The RFC defines “progressive activities” as those taken to further any of the following beliefs:
- All people have equal worth
- World peace is a necessity
- People are more important than profits
- Society must function within ecologically sustainable limits
Applications are considered twice each year. The deadline for applications for Spring grants is March 21st and for Fall grants is October 13th. The RFC Board of Directors awards all grants. For questions or assistance, please contact the Granting Coordinator, Cleo Rohn, at email@example.com or (508) 275-2258.