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. 

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

Mother Targeted for Pro-Choice Advocacy

$5000 for computers, educational materials, and recreation activities for the four sons, ages one to 16, whose mother participated in a news segment opposing her state’s abortion restrictions. As a… Read More
Gender Equality, LGBTQ, & Reproductive Rights

Mom in Asylum Limbo for 10+ Years

$4800 for school tuition and three CIF awards for five siblings, ages 15-22, whose mother is an immigrants’ rights activist. As a result of her organizing, her asylum case was delayed for 12 years,… Read More
Immigrants' Rights

Family Swatted

$4100 for childcare and a CIF award for the three siblings, ages 11 to 18, whose mother is a prominent racial justice activist. As a result of her organizing, the family has been targeted by… Read More
Racial Justice

Mother Blacklisted

$4500 for educational support, recreational activities and computers for three children, ages 11 to 16, whose mother advocates for individuals who were wronged in the criminal justice system and now… Read More
Civil Liberties

Whistleblower Imprisoned

$3000 for educational support and recreational activities for the two siblings, ages seven and 11, whose father exposed the FBI’s racist targeting of Muslim communities and was subsequently… Read More
Civil Liberties

Activist Forced out of Work

$2700 for dance classes, music lessons and a CIF award for three siblings, ages nine to 18, whose mother advocated against racism and rape culture in schools. In retaliation, she lost contracts with… Read More
Racial Justice