Donate to FRS

There are many ways to donate to the Foundation—individually or on behalf of a corporation— and support our worthy cause. The Foundation for Rural Service, as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, relies solely on support from individuals and organizations that possess a strong interest in advancing rural telecommunications and enhancing rural communities. Contributions to FRS are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Help support FRS and its mission of enhancing rural communities by making a contribution today. Click here to donate online now.

Sustaining Donor Program

If you would like to demonstrate your ongoing support for the Foundation for Rural Service, please consider becoming a sustaining donor. A sustaining donor agrees to support FRS at a specific giving level on an annual basis. As a sustaining donor, FRS will send you a reminder notice annually. Sustaining donors receive special recognition in FRS publications, on the FRS Web site and at NTCA meetings.

Suggested Giving Levels

The FRS Board of Directors has adopted a suggested giving-level structure that consists of the following levels: $500; $1,000; $1,500; $2,500 or $5,000. Please contribute the amount that best suits your financial means—amounts larger or smaller than the suggested giving levels are always accepted and appreciated.

Grants, Endowments and Estate Giving

There are numerous ways of giving lasting support to the Foundation and providing essential long-term support to rural communities. FRS would be happy to tailor a giving program to your needs. Talk to a staff person, as well as your legal and financial advisors, for more information. Avenues for giving can include:

  • Grants from foundations, individuals, corporations or agencies
  • Endowments for specific programs and activities
  • Endowment for the overall Foundation operating budget
  • Bequests by will or trust
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Gifts of retirement fund assets
  • Gifts of appreciated stock
  • Gifts of other appreciated property