About the Foundation
The Ausherman Family Foundation was established in 2006 by Marvin
and Lisa Ausherman to fulfill their vision for Frederick County,
The Ausherman Family Foundation Trustees envision a vibrant community where committed nonprofit organizations affectively work together in the spirit of cooperation to advance superior charitable outcomes in Frederick County.
The Ausherman Family Foundation empowers the passion for change in Frederick County, Maryland.
The Ausherman Family Foundation and the Ausherman Family Trust
Though they are two separate organizations, the Ausherman Family Foundation and the Ausherman Family Trust have a partnership as they are motivated to achieve a common goal. The Foundation and the Trust are fundamentally operated with the same programs, strategic plan and management structure. However, the Foundation and the Trust are funded separately. The Foundation is a private foundation whereas the Trust is considered a supporting organization.
Because the Ausherman Family Foundation and the Ausherman Family Trust run the same programs, and the main difference is the origin of the organizations' funding, the organizations have established multiple links between their websites in order to share their programs and grantees with visitors.
To realize its vision, the Trustees of the Ausherman Family Foundation pursue the following activities:
- Lead others to give
- Catalyze major projects
- Fill gaps in service
- Sustain effective cooperation with other NPOs
- Collaborate and partner with NPOs
- Support leadership development in the nonprofit community
- Leverage NPOs resources through charitable giving
- Offer grants for capacity building, general operations and programs, social entrepreneurial programs, and bridge loans
The Ausherman Family Foundation supports the following Grants Categories:
- Arts & Culture
- Children, Youth and Families
- Human Services
- Public/Society Benefit