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 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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Collaborating on Creative Outlets for Youth in Frederick County

Frederick is a talented community with youth who want to express themselves through song and music. Two organizations in the county are working together to give youth this opportunity. Chords for Courage is a nonprofit organization that plans the STEP UP! Student...

Achieving Health Equity in Frederick

The Frederick County Health Care Coalition (FCHCC) is a nonprofit organization created in 2006 that manages the county's Local Health Improvement Process (LHIP) in close collaboration with the Frederick County Health Department, Frederick Health, and many community...

Frederick Funders’ Data Project Convenes for Second Year

On September 30, 2022, leading funders and government officials in Frederick gathered at the Maryland National Golf Club to listen to a presentation by consultant Erik Devereux. He compiled, analyzed, charted, and graphed the collective 2021 giving data of 11...