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.

Apply now here.

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

Granting Program Details

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.

Recent Grants

Educator Fired & Harassed

$3000 for tutoring for the two children, ages 10 and 16, whose mother, a teacher, fought for the well-being of all students after her young autistic child was physically assaulted by an aide at… Read More
Labor & Economic Justice

Mother Fired for Advocating for Anti-Racist Workplace

$3000 for basketball and cheerleading for two children, ages 11 and 16, whose mom was fired after she advocated for an anti-racist framework at her job. She was subsequently harassed, and her home… Read More
Labor & Economic Justice

Mom Fired for Advocacy

$2000 for school tuition for two kids, ages 11 and 15, whose mother was fired for advocating for the needs of her students.
Labor & Economic Justice

Union Organizer Fired

$1500 for educational support for the 10-year-old daughter whose mother was fired for organizing a union at her Starbucks.
Labor & Economic Justice

Labor Organizer Followed

$1000 for tutoring for the 11-year-old daughter of an Amazon employee who spoke out against the company’s mistreatment of workers. She was followed on multiple occasions in suspected targeting for… Read More
Labor & Economic Justice
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Children and Parents Working Together for Peace

$10,450 for a wide range of programs and two CIF awards for 12 children, ages three to 24, from four families in pacifist communities. Their parents have engaged in peaceful anti-war protests and… Read More