Rural Maryland suffers from the highest unemployment in the state as well as high poverty rates.  Citizens lack access to transportation and health care providers. Help us change that.


We have a simple mission: to support efforts of citizens and government meet the economic and social needs of rural Maryland; to serve as the Maryland Rural Development Council if the Rural Maryland Council ceases to function in that role; and to support the efforts of the Rural Maryland Council.


View our 2020 Annual Report here

Who We Are                What We've Done

The Foundation has been instrumental in supporting RMC goals and projects. For example, when the RMC identified a lack of credit for young and beginner farmers, the RMC, with Foundation support, helped create the Maryland Agricultural Resource Based Development Corporations (MARBIDCO). 

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Rural Maryland Foundation


Founded: 2001


Areas of expertise: 
Agriculture, economic and community development, health care

Board of Trustees                                                
Dan Rider, President                                            

Kurt Fuchs, Vice President                                 

Mike Thielke, Treasurer                                        

Charlotte Davis, Secretary
Kevin Brooks                                                                      Delegate Andrew Cassilly
Josh Hastings
Steve McHenry 
​Rick Pollitt                                                                  Scott Warner
Duane Yoder

John Hartline  

Roseanna Vogt