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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

Rosenberg Fund for Children

Providing support for the children of targeted progressive activists and targeted activist youth

four stars

91.99

116 Pleasant Street Suite 348
Easthampton, MA 01027
tel: (413) 529-0063   Web Site
EIN: 04-3095890

Board Leadership
Rafael Rodríguez Cruz
Board Chair

CEO
Jennifer Meeropol
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.99 four stars
  Financial 89.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

89.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.24
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rosenberg Fund for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rosenberg Fund for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rosenberg Fund for Children (MA) 91.99 four stars
Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VA) 88.50 three stars
Palo Alto Partners in Education (CA) 91.24 four stars
Kiddo (CA) 94.07 four stars
Home School Foundation (VA) 91.90 four stars

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The Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC) was established to provide for the educational and emotional needs of children whose parents have suffered because of their progressive activities and who, therefore, are no longer able to provide fully for their children. The RFC also provides grants for the educational and emotional needs of targeted activist youth. The RFC defines targeted as someone who as a result of his or her activism, has: lost a job; suffered physical or mental injury or disability; been harassed or discriminated against; been imprisoned; or died. The RFC was founded in 1990 by Robert Meeropol, who was orphaned at age six when his parents, Ethel & Julius Rosenberg, were executed at the height of the McCarthy Era.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,005,708
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $29,988
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,035,696
   Program Service Revenue $3,128
Total Primary Revenue $1,038,824
   Other Revenue $63,704
TOTAL REVENUE $1,102,528
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $563,842
   Administrative Expenses $76,845
   Fundraising Expenses $56,187
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $696,874
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $405,654
   
Net Assets $4,507,932

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Grants to Families and Children $563,842 100.0%

Ratings History
Rosenberg Fund for Children has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.99 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.13 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 91.41 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 95.89 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 86.63 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 92.41 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 89.34 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 87.82 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.58 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 81.74 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 77.05 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 74.59 two stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 83.23 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 95.73 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 85.94 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-3095890
Name in IRS Master File ROSENBERG FUND FOR CHILDREN INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$63,879 9.16% Jennifer Meeropol Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$10,000 1.43% Robert Meeropol Founder

The Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC) was established to provide for the educational and emotional needs of children whose parents have suffered because of their progressive activities and who, therefore, are no longer able to provide fully for their children. The RFC also provides grants for the educational and emotional needs of targeted activist youth. The RFC defines targeted as someone who as a result of his or her activism, has: lost a job; suffered physical or mental injury or disability; been harassed or discriminated against; been imprisoned; or died. The RFC was founded in 1990 by Robert Meeropol, who was orphaned at age six when his parents, Ethel & Julius Rosenberg, were executed at the height of the McCarthy Era.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rosenberg Fund for Children (MA) 91.99 four stars
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (NY) 92.43 four stars
Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VA) 88.50 three stars
Palo Alto Partners in Education (CA) 91.24 four stars
Vellore Christian Medical College Foundation (NY) 95.51 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rosenberg Fund for Children
116 Pleasant Street
Suite 348
Easthampton, MA 01027
tel: (413) 529-0063
fax: (413) 529-0802
EIN: 04-3095890

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Board Leadership

Rafael Rodríguez Cruz
Board Chair

CEO

Jennifer Meeropol
Executive Director

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