2020 Capacity Building Grant Cycle 1 Now Open!

Interested nonprofit organizations are invited to submit an online Letter of Inquiry before midnight on January 15, 2020.

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

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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.

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2020 Capacity Building Grant Cycle 1 Opens December 1

Applications for all grant requests must be made via our online portal. Requests received via email, phone, or direct mail will not be reviewed. The Ausherman Family Foundation’s (AFF) Trustees announced their Capacity Building Grant Cycle 1 is now open....