According to FFRF co-president Dan Barker:
With the help of its membership, FFRF will create and replenish the Fund to increase its support, especially for young persons who take a stand in support of freethought or state/church separation, and are punished for that stand.Obviously, receiving a bit of money from the FFRF cannot exactly make up for the fear one may experience in the face of religious hatred. But this kind of support can help the recipient move on with their life and may ease some of the financial hardship that can come from standing up against a popular violation of the law.
The FFRF has announced that Jessica Ahlquist will be the first recipient of an award from this fund. I think she's an excellent choice, and I'm happy to see her receiving support.