Why Rural Matters

The Foundation for Rural Service works to enhance quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues.

The amount contributed to the national U.S. economy by rural broadband companies in 2015.


The amount awarded by FRS in scholarships since 1994, investing in the next generation of rural youth.


The amount of e-commerce supported by rural broadband in 2015.

Our Impact

Since 1994, the Foundation for Rural Service has worked to help as many people and communities across the nation as possible. We believe that the future of our rural communities is intrinsically linked to the future of our nation as a whole.  By investing in rural students through our scholarships and youth programs, enhancing our communities through our grants, and advancing an understanding of rural issues through our educational materials and programming,  our impact will only continue to grow.

Youth Programs


2017 FRS Grant Winners
Rural Youth App Challenge Launched
2018 FRS Scholarship Application Now Available
Glossary of Rural Telecom Terms Now Available
Rural Youth Telecom Survey Results

Get Involved

FRS depends on the support of our donors, sponsors and partners to make our programs possible.

Whether you can donate $10 or $10,000; chaperone the Youth Tour or attend an event, every little bit helps us advance our mission and to keep the rural voice at the table.

Help us expand our impact by getting involved with FRS today!

Support Our Mission

A gift to FRS has the power to improve lives across the country.

Donor Spotlight

Hear from some of our most engaged donors to find out why they give.

Make a Difference

Donate today to help keep the rural voice at the table.