Archives of "Carry it Forward"

Carry it Forward, the RFC's newsletter, is published twice a year in March and September.  Each edition describes every grant made in the most recent granting cycle, as well as recent events and other RFC news.


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Twenty Five New Beneficiaries Receive RFC Grants

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

"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!

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

"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

Over $8.1 Million Granted

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

30th Anniversary Video and E-Report Now Available

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

Ten New Beneficiaries Join the RFC

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

“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

This spring the RFC launched a new way for community members to support our organization.

News & Events

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?

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

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

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.

RFC Awards Record-Breaking $230,000+ in Grants

Immigrants’ Rights Whistleblower Targeted $6000 for virtual learning supplies for three children, ages nine to 15, whose mother lost her job and faced threats for exposing flagrant disregard for… Read More

New Ethel Rosenberg Biography in 2021

We’re eagerly anticipating St. Martin’s Press’s June publication of New York Times best-selling author, Anne Sebba’s, newest book, Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy. RFC Founder Robert Meeropol… Read More

Stay in Touch

The RFC staff are continuing to work remotely for the start of 2021 and the foreseeable future. Here are the best ways to reach us.

RMD & Bequests for the RFC

By Robert Meeropol, RFC Founder It’s been over seven years since I retired as RFC Executive Director. Now I’m getting used to being a senior citizen.  Like many aging people, especially in this time… Read More

Building a Virtual Community

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we connect with each other, but building community remains a high priority for the RFC. While we may be unable to host Gatherings and other in-person events… Read More