News & Events

On the 69th anniversary of my grandparents’ executions

Jun 19, 2022
Blog Post
On this 69th anniversary of the execution of my grandparents, I’m struck by how many new beneficiary families have joined the Rosenberg Fund for Children’s community in the past few years and how… Read More

Guest Blog: $210K for the kids of targeted activists this spring!

Jun 01, 2022
Blog Post
By Tori Montemurro, Granting Coordinator

Stepping back into the Granting Work

May 19, 2022
Blog Post
When I started working at the RFC more than a dozen years ago, in July of 2007, my first role was the granting coordinator.

Twenty Five New Beneficiaries Receive RFC Grants

Mar 07, 2022
Newsletter
Twenty-five kids from 11 new families joined the RFC beneficiary community, including the children of targeted racial justice activists, labor rights organizers and more, as well as two new targeted… Read More

Executive Director’s Report: The Power of Letters

Mar 07, 2022
Newsletter
"Last winter I read an article online in The American Prospect about a pilot program eliminating mail in federal prisons. The headline, 'Physical Mail Could Be Eliminated at Federal Prisons' grabbed… Read More

Coming in 2022!

Mar 07, 2022
Newsletter
We're looking forward to reconnecting with our beneficiaries and extended communities during 2022! We're also excited to share that we're in early stages of exploring a relaunch of the Exonerate… Read More

In Memoriam: David Alman

Mar 07, 2022
Newsletter
"In September 2021 we lost a major figure in the Rosenberg Case struggle when David Alman died at the age of 102. In 1951, he and his wife, Emily Alman, were co-founders of the National Committee to… Read More

30th Anniversary Video and E-Report Now Available

Mar 07, 2022
Newsletter
The RFC's 30th anniversary report and celebratory video are now available online! We're excited to share highlights from our community's work over the past several years, as well as interviews with… Read More

Over $8.1 Million Granted

Mar 07, 2022
Newsletter
During the RFC’s most recent granting period, we received an unusually high volume of applications. The need was so great that we once again increased our granting budget and awarded more than $410,… Read More

Executive Director’s Report: The Power of Letters

Mar 07, 2022
Blog Post
Last winter I read an article online in The American Prospect by Marcia Brown and David Dayen about a pilot program eliminating mail in federal prisons.

Fall grants bring total awarded to over $8 million!

Jan 24, 2022
Blog Post
This fall the Rosenberg Fund for Children awarded 78 grants totaling over $200,000. Eleven new families received funding, joining 64 families who received renewal grants. In addition, the RFC Board… Read More

2021 Year-end Report from Jennifer Meeropol

Dec 09, 2021
Blog Post
Looking back on 2021 I am reminded of Charles Dickens’ famous opening line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The worsts are unfortunately easy to list and include a violent,… Read More

Guest Blog: My 1-Year Anniversary as the RFC’s Communications Manager

Dec 01, 2021
Blog Post
I started my new job as the RFC’s Communications Manager during the pandemic, exactly one year ago today. I'm feeling supported in my role and am finding the work to be challenging, meaningful, and… Read More

We Lost Our History

Sep 28, 2021
Blog Post
Guest Blog by RFC Founder Robert Meeropol. Earlier this month we lost a major figure in the Rosenberg Case struggle when David Alman died at the age of 102. In 1951, he and his wife, Emily Alman,… Read More

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