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

Students Fight for Justice in Higher Education

$5000 for Targeted Activist Youth (TAY) Development grants for five college students ages 21 to 23 who were beaten and charged with felonies for peacefully protesting the profound inequities in their… Read More
Racial Justice

Families Fight to Regain Stability

$4500 for educational and therapeutic support for three children, ages five, 10 and 13, from two activist families who have faced years of rippling effects of FBI targeting and persecution for anti-… Read More
Racial Justice

Father Falsely Accused

$3600 to support STEM education for three children, ages 13 to 21, whose father spoke out against the Iraq war, was falsely accused of terrorist activity and was hunted by the FBI in an attempt to… Read More
Civil Liberties

Mom Organizes Against Police Violence

$1500 for therapy for the 17-year-old son whose father was killed by police; the family has had to relocate to avoid police harassment as they fight to end police shootings for good.
Civil Liberties

Student Harassed

$1500 for educational services for a 15-year-old Black student in a majority-white school who filed a civil rights lawsuit after a teacher shoved and berated her for declining to say the pledge of… Read More
Civil Liberties

Teen Activist Creating Safer World

$1500 for organizing support for a 15-year-old drag performer and gender liberation activist who builds safe spaces for gender-nonconforming youth despite years of harassment.
Gender Equality, LGBTQ, & Reproductive Rights