COVID-19 Emergency Response & Grant Updates

As we navigate through this time of crisis, Ausherman Family Foundation recognizes the importance of meeting the most pressing needs of our community.

Updates are available regarding grant process changes, resources for nonprofits, and how you can give back.

We wish you peace and health during this difficult time.

Empowering the Passion for Change.

Our Vision is that Frederick County is a thriving community of vibrant spaces and places, with a superior quality of life, and strong and collaborative nonprofit organizations.


Interested in applying for a grant?

Learn more about our grant procedures and how to apply.

The Work We Do


General, Capacity Building, & Focus


Development & Training


Initiatives & Projects


What We Fund


Selection Process


Submit A Grant Request

The Ausherman Family Foundation supports the following Areas of Interest:

Health & Human Services

Arts & Culture

Public Society Benefit

Children, Youth, & Families

This is our selection process for grants here at Ausherman Family Foundation:

Children, Youth, & Families

Human Health Services

Arts & Culture

Public/Society Benefit

Map of Frederick Funding

The Ausherman family has its roots in Frederick County. Having been blessed with success, the family is committed to giving back to the community in ways that strengthen the community and ensure that the County is sought as a viable, attractive place to live and work.

Maryland map highlighting Frederick County
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News & Events

Get the latest info and happenings

Emmitsburg Pool Mural Completed

New mural at Emmitsburg Community Pool by Tim Knepp. We are pleased to announce the new mural project kicked at the Emmitsburg Community Pool is complete! The artist, Tim Knepp, created bright artwork to welcome guests as they enter through the Pool House....

Capacity Building Grant Updates

Capacity Building Grants assist nonprofits in achieving new levels of effectiveness. Our purpose is to strengthen the leadership and management of Frederick County’s nonprofit organizations by helping them build systems and find resources such as consultants to...

Ausherman Family Foundation COVID-19 Funding

Through the COVID-19 Philanthropic Funders Collaborative over $1 million in grants has been award to 65 nonprofits in Frederick County. The local funding community has come together to support Frederick County nonprofits that directly help those adversely affected by...