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

Young Activists Face Terrorism Charges

$5000 for TAY Development Grants for five activists ages 23-24 who were indicted under RICO and charged with domestic terrorism for their work to stop the construction of Cop City, a massive police… Read More

Father Fights To Expose Corruption and Pollution

$4000 for education and sports supplies for four children, ages three to 15, whose dad has been denied employment ever since his name was leaked as an opponent of the enormous and powerful landfill… Read More

Dad Threatened

$2500 for art supplies and a tablet for the one and 12-year-old children of a prominent racial justice activist who has faced threats to his home and personal safety as a result of his public-facing… Read More
Racial Justice

Indigenous Activist’s Son Framed

$1200 for two Carry it Forward awards for the 18 and 22-year-old children of an Indigenous Hawaiian sovereignty activist whose son was threatened and baselessly accused of criminal activity due to… Read More

Teacher Fired for Promoting Inclusion

$1200 for two CIF awards for the two siblings, ages 19 and 20, whose mother was abruptly dismissed from her job and targeted online for suggesting that her elementary school students sing a song… Read More
Gender Equality, LGBTQ, & Reproductive Rights

Fathers Falsely Accused

$9000 for homeschooling expenses for six children, ages nine to 18, from two families. Their fathers spoke out against the Iraq war and were falsely accused of terrorist activity and hunted by the… Read More
Civil Liberties