Our Granting Programs

The Rosenberg Fund for Children provides for the educational and emotional needs of children of targeted progressive activists, and youth 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.

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Who Can Apply?

Applications may be submitted by parents, custodians, and guardians to benefit children (under age 18) in the United States whose parents' pursuit of progressive values has left them unable to fully provide for that child as a result of being targeted as outlined above. The young adult children (ages 18-24) of targeted activists may submit applications on their own behalf.

Applications may also be submitted by or on behalf of targeted activist youth (under age 25) whose targeting has resulted in a significant adverse life impact.

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Application Deadlines:

March 21 & October 13

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 granting@rfc.org or 508-275-2258. 

Targeted Activist

Who is a "Targeted Activist"?

The RFC defines "targeted" as someone who as a result of their activism has: lost a job; suffered physical or mental injury or disability; been harassed or discriminated against; been imprisoned; or died. "Progressive activities" are actions taken to further the beliefs that:

  • All people have equal worth
  • People are more important than profits
  • World peace is a necessity
  • Society must function within ecologically sustainable limits
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Granting Program Details

Targeted Activist Youth (TAY) under 25 years old

Grants for Targeted Activist Youth (TAY) – this program provides support for young activists ages 18 to 24 who have faced targeting for their activism.

Support for Families

Activist parents with kids under age 25 who face retaliation for their progressive activism or community organizing .

Attica Fund Prison Visit Program

Children and grandchildren of political prisoners who need funds to help cover the cost of visiting their loved one.

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Group Grant

Group Grants

Although we usually receive applications from parents on behalf of their children, in special cases (for instance when anonymity is required for personal safety) we accept applications directly from a program or provider on behalf of a group of young people who meet our granting guidelines. In addition, programs focused on serving the educational and emotional needs of children in a community that has experienced pervasive repression in response to the community’s resistance to oppression can apply directly to the RFC for a group grant.

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Recent Grants

Young Activist Injured and Harassed

A $1000 TAY Development grant for the 24-year-old BLM activist who, during a protest, was hit by a car driven by a police officer and was arrested for protesting. He has since been denied housing due… Read More
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Young Civil Rights Activist Targeted

A $1000 TAY Development grant for the 18-year-old targeted activist who was bullied due to her leadership in the BLM movement.
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Mom Persists Despite Violent Intimidation

$1000 for cheerleading for the 16-year-old whose mom demands justice for victims of police violence, including her own family members. Their car has been repeatedly vandalized and they have received… Read More
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Peaceful Organizer Charged

$1200 for mental health services for the 14-year-old child of a racial justice organizer who was unjustly arrested at a peaceful protest. Because prosecutors charged her with gang involvement, she… Read More
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Police Target Mother

$1500 for therapy and music lessons for the 15-year-old daughter whose mother fought to reallocate police funding to mental health services. She was harassed online by local police and someone fired… Read More
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Dad Faces Lifelong Police Harassment

$2500 for educational support for two teens, ages 16 and 17, whose father has been hounded by police for decades; he experienced targeting first for his father’s activism and then for his own racial… Read More
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