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.

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News & Events

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Meet the Funders on November 18th

​Meet the Funders will be an exchange of knowledge and ideas between Frederick County funders and nonprofits. It is a chance for grantmakers to communicate to potential grantees what grant opportunities are available and what information is important to them as...

Public Art Archive Featuring Frederick’s Kinetic Art

The Public Art Archive, a international platform, is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and its newest edition features public art from Frederick. An Elusive Kinetic Portrait by Marguerite de Messières and Tsvetomir Naydenov, one of Frederick’s Kinetic Art Sculptures...

Moran Museum & Foundation Officially Open

On October 15, the William F. Moran Jr. Museum & Foundation held its grand opening of the W. F. Moran Bladesmith & Artisan Academy in Middletown. The organization has been working since January to construct this space to memorialize the work and legacy of...