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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Kerry McHugh Appointed to Board of Trustees

The Ausherman Family Foundation, a private foundation established in 2006, recently announced the addition of a new trustee to their board of trustees, Kerry McHugh.Kerry is currently the Program Officer of the Helen J. Serini Foundation. There, she...

S.O.S. Safe Ride Receives Funding For Operating Costs

Ausherman Family Foundation recently presented S.O.S. Safe Ride Foundation with a $25,000 General Grant to fund general operating costs. The organization is dedicated to taking a stance against intoxicated driving. To date, they have administered over...

Capacity Building Grant Cycle 2 Opens June 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 2 will open this...

Grant Deadlines

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