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
Older lady mentoring younger female student

News & Events

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115/117 E. Church St. Drive Aisle Expansion Underway

The Ausherman Family Foundation purchased 115 and 117 E. Church Street a few years back with the goal to renovate the buildings for charitable purposes. The Foundation has since renovated both buildings, partnering with two great organizations here in Frederick to...

Frederick’s Ambassador Program

Downtown Frederick Partnership was awarded a grant for the next two years to help catalyze a new Ambassador Program with the City of Frederick. The Foundation awarded a grant of $80,000 to be distributed over two years. This Program was one of the recommendations that...

Barbara Fritchie Mural

“Shoot if you must, this old gray head, but spare your country’s flag, she said.” The Barbara Fritchie Mural was completed on July 2, 2021, to celebrate one patriotic, Frederick icon. This mural, added nearly one hundred years after the reconstruction of her home in...