Ausherman Family Foundation

December 15, 2015:   The Ausherman Family Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for Capacity Building Grants.  To be considered for funding, interested organizations should submit a Letter of Inquiry online by 5:00pm on January 18, 2016. Only grants submitted on line will be accepted.

Please note, for the first cycle of 2016 Capacity Building Grants, we will only be awarding three grants.

The Capacity Building Grant Program assists organizations that have been designated as 501(c) non-profits by the Internal Revenue Service, are located in Frederick County, Maryland and serve Frederick County residents. Staff and board members must be committed to growing the organization’s capacity to reach new levels of effectiveness. Organizations must have a healthy operating budget, as well as a strong board and executive leadership. A clearly defined mission statement and the commitment of time and resources to build capacity must be in place.

Capacity Grant funding is capped at $25,000.

The Foundation’s Capacity Building Grant Program provides funding for a consultant who will help the organization grow in any of the following areas:

  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational assessment
  • Leadership development
  • Financial systems improvement
  • Program evaluation
  • Communications and marketing review
  • Fundraising enhancements
  • Technology assessments

 The Ausherman Family Foundation is a private foundation, established in 2006. The Trustees envision a vibrant community where committed nonprofit organizations affectively work together in a spirit of cooperation to advance superior charitable outcomes in Frederick County. The Foundation’s mission is to empower the passion for change in Frederick County, Maryland.

 Additional information about eligibility criteria and specific application procedures can be found at

 Contact AFF Staff at 301.620.4443 or with questions.