The Frances R. Dewing Foundation was created on April 4, 1963 by Frances Hall Rousmaniere Dewing. The foundation is a small, non-profit charitable organization that supports innovative ways of teaching young children up to grade 6.
Frances Dewing received her B.A. from Wellesley College in 1900 and Ph.D. from Radcliffe College in 1906. She was interested in philosophy and innovative approaches to teaching. She felt that young children are very open to trying new ways of thinking.
Approximately 20 to 30 grants are made per year. The FRD Foundation does not support groups that have many other sources of outside income, general funding, camperships, scholarships, campaign fund raising, medical problems, or individuals.