News & Events

Uncertainty on the Horizon?

Sep 15, 2021
Blog Post
In late June, when the staff sat down to write the articles for the RFC fall newsletter, we saw so many reasons to anticipate a brighter fall and winter and, hopefully, a continual decline in COVID… Read More

Guest Blog: Q&A with Michael Meeropol

Sep 13, 2021
Blog Post
On August 26th, the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

Ten New Beneficiaries Join the RFC

Sep 08, 2021
Newsletter
NEW GRANTS Hunger Strikers Targeted: $12,750 for therapy, childcare and educational support for eight children, ages two to 12, from four families whose fathers all participated in a hunger strike at… Read More

Executive Director’s Report: Reconnecting

Sep 08, 2021
Newsletter
“Reconnecting, and an offer of support,” read the subject line of the innocuous email in my inbox. When I opened it, I found a lovely note from one of the earliest RFC beneficiaries whom we had lost… Read More

Seeking Volunteers for New Fundraising Effort

Sep 08, 2021
Newsletter
This spring the RFC launched a new way for community members to support our organization.

News & Events

Sep 08, 2021
Newsletter
UPDATE: While we hoped to be able to gather in-person on Sept. 25th, with COVID rates on the rise again, the RFC’s Board and staff have made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person event. We'… Read More

Hope on the Horizon?

Sep 08, 2021
Newsletter
We’re 18-months into the global pandemic, and for the first time in a while – we’re hopeful. With the U.S.’s COVID vaccine rollout this spring and summer showing promising results, the RFC began our… Read More

RFC Launches New Website

Sep 08, 2021
Newsletter
The RFC finalized a major overhaul of our website! In addition to a full redesign, newly-added content focuses on the Rosenberg case, Art and Activism, and “Strange Fruit,” the anti-lynching protest… Read More

30th Anniversary Report

Sep 08, 2021
Newsletter
Though the RFC’s 30th anniversary was in 2020, staff postponed the development of our regularly scheduled anniversary report to 2021 in order to more fully focus on our pandemic response.

Guest Blog: Reflecting on my first granting cycle as Granting Coordinator

Aug 25, 2021
Blog Post
About nine months ago I joined the staff at the Rosenberg Fund for Children as the new Granting Coordinator. Hearing the stories of the repression these incredible individuals have faced due to their… Read More

Supporting the Children of Anti-War Activists

Aug 19, 2021
Blog Post
I watched over the weekend, as I imagine many of you did as well, as the US left Afghanistan, leaving behind chaos, devastation and despair. Rachel, the RFC’s new communications manager, contacted me… Read More

On the 68th anniversary of my grandparents' executions

Jun 19, 2021
Blog Post
Today is the 68th anniversary of my grandparents’ execution. But since the start of the year I’ve been more focused on an anniversary we just passed: April 5th marked exactly 70 years since Judge… Read More

'Exonerating Ethel' with Jennifer Meeropol

Jun 06, 2021
Press Coverage
On Sunday June 6th at 11 AM EDT, RFC Executive Director (and Ethel Rosenberg's granddaughter) Jenn Meeropol will deliver a virtual, guest presentation "Exonerating Ethel" as part of the Community… Read More

Guest blog: Over $200,000 in Spring 2021 grants

May 20, 2021
Blog Post
By Tori Montemurro, Granting Coordinator This spring, six new families received RFC grants, joining 64 families whom the Board funded as renewals, and the Board approved one last grant to fund… Read More

"Strange Fruit" and the Magic of Out-of-the-Blue Donations

Apr 27, 2021
Blog Post
As someone for whom fundraising is an important part of my job, one of the best and most mysterious occurrences is the seemingly out-of-the-blue donation. I always wish I could ask the donor what… Read More

"The executed innocent: Why justice for Ethel Rosenberg still matters"

Mar 26, 2021
Press Coverage
How a new investigation into a 1951 spy trial exposed long-running injustices committed in the name of US security. READ MORE  

A Carnival of Breaking Stuff and Lynching: January 6th

Mar 11, 2021
Press Coverage
So much we have to learn from January 6th. On the first part of today’s show History Professor Robert Schneider calls it a “Populist Transgression,” without a legitimate grievance. Other uprisings… Read More

Executive Director's Report: Working for Better Days Ahead

Mar 09, 2021
Blog Post
We all know that 2020 was a very difficult year. It featured a raging pandemic fueled by inept leadership, endless police brutality directed at Black and Indigenous people and other people of color,… Read More