Mission & Vision


The Ausherman Family Foundation Trustees envision a vibrant community where committed nonprofit organizations effectively work together in the spirit of cooperation to advance superior charitable outcomes in Frederick County.

To realize their vision, the Ausherman Family Foundation Trustees support the following activities:

  • Lead others to give
  • Catalyze major projects
  • Fill gaps in service
  • Sustain effective cooperation with other nonprofit organizations (NPOs)
  • Collaborate and partner with other grant-making organizations
  • Support leadership development through charitable giving
  • Offer grants for NPOs for capacity building, operations, programs, projects, focus initiatives, and social enterprise building
  • Lend bridge loans


The Ausherman Family Foundation empowers the passion for change in Frederick County, Maryland.