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, Victoria Montemurro, at granting@rfc.org or 508-275-2258. 

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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

Activist’s Daughter Denied Scholarship

A CIF Award* for the 21-year-old daughter of an environmental and racial justice activist who runs a podcast that highlights local issues and amplifies the voices of those experiencing oppression.… Read More
Civil Liberties
AL

Professor Fired for Speaking Out

$2000 for childcare for the two-year-old son whose dad is a professor and racial justice activist. The dad had a series of disagreements with his department and university about his fundraising for… Read More
Racial Justice
OR

Hunger Strikers Retaliated Against

$12750 for therapy, childcare and educational support for eight children, ages two to 12, from four families whose fathers all participated in a hunger strike at a detention center to protest their… Read More
Immigrants' Rights
Location Withheld

Campus Organizer Targeted

$1000 for school tuition for the seven-year-old daughter whose mom is a recognized leader at her college. They have both been threatened by those opposed to racial justice events the mom has… Read More
Racial Justice
OR

Police Target Mother

$1300 for dance lessons and summer camp for the 13-year-old daughter whose mother fought to reallocate funding from the police to mental health services. As a result, she was harassed online by local… Read More
Racial Justice
TX

Family Threatened by KKK

$2100 for a computer and a CIF award for two daughters, ages 16 and 19, whose activist mom received death threats from the Klan for her efforts to desegregate a public housing complex.
Racial Justice
OR