The Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) is celebrating its 25 anniversary in 2014. Since 1989, FRED has awarded $2.7 million in scholarships, grants and other funding through its
FRED is proud to be part of rural America's rich history and exists to support the continued
vitality of rural life and those who live it.
FRED is an independent 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation located in Washington, D.C. FRED's mission is to promote activities that improve rural educational, social and economic conditions. Find out more in our About Us section.