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.


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Development & Training


Initiatives & Projects


What We Fund


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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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Frederick Art Club Awards Grant for the Claire McCardell Project

Rendering of the Claire McCardell statue by Sarah Hempel Irani, the award-winning sculptor and Frederick Art Club member commissioned to create the sculpture. Pictured, from left, in the sculptor’s studio are: Linda Moran, chairperson of the Claire McCardell Project...

Phoenix Recovery Academy Grand Opening

Maryland's only recovery high school, Phoenix Recovery Academy, is now located at 117 East Church Street in downtown Frederick. This nonprofit organization serves those affected by alcoholism and drug addiction. The Phoenix Recovery Academy is dedicated to providing a...

Carroll Creek Park Wayfinding Project

A new public art project is now located at the entrance of Carroll Creek Park in Downtown Frederick!  This wayfinding project will provide a highly visible, recognizable, and welcoming gateway to the park both day and night for visitors, residents, motorists, and...