Rosenberg Fund for Children: Grants

Application Deadline: October 13, 2019

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. Please see Granting Programs below for further details.

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 Programs Basic Overview:

  1. Program -Regular Granting Age- through age 18

Amount-Up to $3,000 per child annually but no more than $2,000 per child in any granting cycle with a $7,500 per family maximum. Open to the children of targeted activists and targeted activist youth who have not yet completed high school.

2. Program- Carry It Forward Age-18 through 24

Amount- Once a year award of $600 for supplies for college or a similar program to prepare for adult life. Open to the children of targeted activists and to targeted activist youth post high school.

3. Program-Development Grants for Targeted Activist Youth Age-18 through 24

Amount-Once a year award of up to $1,000 to further their education, support their emotional needs or develop their organizing skills. Open to targeted activist youth only.

4. Program- Attica Fund Prison Visit Age- up to 24

Once a year award with a $2,000 per family annual limit, for no more than three visits per year. Open to the children of targeted activists only

Nationality: USA


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.

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. 

Application: Apply via the GRANT WEBSITE link below


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