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


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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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Catoctin Furnace Purchases Historical House

Content courtesy of Elizabeth Comer, President of CFHS​The Ausherman Family Foundation awarded the Catoctin Furnace a grant to help purchase 12606 Catoctin Furnace Road, one of the original log worker houses in Catoctin Furnace. Octogenarian Joann Miller, the last of...

Helping People to Obtain Permanent Housing

Chronic illness, job loss, debt, domestic abuse, and addiction are some reasons that people fall into homelessness. When a person is homeless, it limits their opportunities and destabilizes them and their families. Luckily Frederick County families faced with...

Supporting Christmas Traditions in Frederick

Bright lights and greenery have brought cheer and holiday enthusiasm to the streets of downtown Frederick. The Ausherman Family Foundation is proud to support many of the programs that bring the spirit of the holidays to town. With contributions to the Downtown...