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.

Basic Info Sheet




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

Daughter Harassed

$4200 for recreational activities and two Carry it Forward1 (CIF) awards for four siblings, ages 16 to 22, whose family faced harassment after their mother filed a complaint to hold school personnel… Read More

Pipeline Protester Forced to Relocate

$3000 for summer camp and music lessons for two children, ages five and seven, whose mom, a water protector, was arrested for disrupting the construction of a pipeline and faced harassment by local… Read More

Family Targeted by Police

$3000 for a computer and sports equipment for two brothers, ages 13 and 16, whose grandmother and father organized against environmental racism, specifically against the creation of a landfill in… Read More

Reproductive Justice Organizer Threatened

$3000 for mental health services and recreational activities for the two daughters, ages four and 15, whose mom, a reproductive justice activist in a southern city, faced online harassment and… Read More
Gender Equality, LGBTQ, & Reproductive Rights

Mother Surveilled

$2600 for childcare and recreational activities for three children, ages three to 10, whose mom faced harassment and surveillance for advocating for political prisoners unjustly targeted in the U.S… Read More

Families Forced to Flee

$3000 for five CIF awards for five children from three families whose parents were targeted for their human rights organizing in their home countries and were forced to relocate to the US.
Human Rights