Mission: The foundation's mission is to sponsor programs and activities that improve the educational, social and economic conditions of rural areas. Fred carries out this mission by raising funds to sponsor scholarships, awards and programs that directly benefit rural america.
Programs: The foundation awards college scholarships to rural america's most accomplished and intelligent high school students. The scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are funded by the fred scholarship endowment fund and by donations to the fred annual giving campaign.
the technology grants for rural schools program was created to help meet the growing need for innovative technology in the rural classroom. The grants strive to help public schools in rural areas served by opastco. Members bring modern computers to every classroom, connect schools to the information superhighway and make sure that effective and engaging software and online resources are an integral part of the school curriculum.
other various programs dedicated to organization's mission of supporting education and development of rural communities.
This organization's nonprofit status may have been revoked or it may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.