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.


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The Work We Do


General, Capacity Building, & Focus


Development & Training


Initiatives & Projects

What We Fund

Selection Process

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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

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Sabrina Davis, Single-Year Grants Committee Advisor

Sabrina Davis, daughter of educators, began her teaching career in 2012. After leading recruitment efforts for Teach For America, she joined KIPP DC to build a diverse teaching force. Inspired by the mission, she became a 10th-grade English teacher and rose to Vice...

Reflections on the 2024 Nonprofit Summit

On June 12, 2024, Frederick Community College was abuzz with energy and enthusiasm as over 200 nonprofit professionals gathered for the annual Nonprofit Summit. The event was a vibrant mix of learning, networking, and growth designed to enhance the skills and...

Gateway to the Mountains, Thurmont Mural Complete

The Ausherman Family Foundation is thrilled to announce the completion and unveiling of the Gateway to the Mountains, Thurmont Mural by artist Bob Cohen.  This project springs from the Ausherman Family Foundation’s dedication to support public art across Frederick...