Regular Granting - this program provides up to $3,000 per child per year but no more than $2,000 awarded for the benefit of a child or youth and UP TO $7500 per family in one granting cycle. For example, someone who receives a grant of $2,000 in the spring is only eligible to apply for $1,000 in the fall; someone who receives $1,500 in the spring can apply for $1,500 in the fall. Subject to financial ability, the RFC will fund such things as: K-12 school tuition; camp tuition; counseling; cultural lessons; recreational programs; and after-school programs. NOTE: there is a maximum of two providers per child per granting cycle and a completed computer request form (available on the applications page) MUST be submitted with all computer requests. This granting program is open to the children of targeted activists and to targeted activist youth AGE 18 AND YOUNGER.
Carry It Forward Awards (CIF) - this program provides $600 per year to beneficiaries aged 19 through 24 to help with the cost of books and supplies associated with post-high school education and training. Beneficiaries submit receipts from the purchase of books and supplies for reimbursement. The RFC cannot reimburse receipts for tuition and fees. This program is open to the children of targeted activists and to targeted activist youth who fit within age guidelines. Beneficiaries can only receive one Carry It Forward Award per year. Beneficiaries can receive up to four CIF awards.
Development Grants for Targeted Activist Youth (TAY) – this program provides targeted activist youth ages 18 to 24 with special development grants of up to $1000 per year to further their education, support their emotional needs or develop their organizing skills. The RFC cannot reimburse for tuition and fees. Targeted activist youth are eligible for a maximum of four of these grants (one per year) which are intended to support their development as activists and their transition to adulthood.
Attica Fund Prison Visit Program - this program provides funds for 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. Beneficiaries can only receive one Attica Prison Visit Program grant per year. Attica funds are generally dispersed based on receipts submitted for reimbursement, up to $2,000 annually.