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.

Due to resources needed by nonprofits and foundations, the Trustees have opted to not accept Capacity Building Grants until further notice. However, if your organization has a grant request which would be considered Capacity Building, you may apply with a General Grant Letter of Intent (LOI).

Additional 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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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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Ausherman Family Foundation Funding in 2020

Through grantmaking, community-benefit projects, leadership and educational opportunities, we put $2,100,000 charitable dollars back into the community in 2020. We thank our valued community partners, especially the dedicated nonprofits, fellow funders, and government...

Serving Frederick County Youth

COVID-19 is severely impacting our youth as they live in an everchanging world. From schooling to family life, our community is working to overcome battles we never imagined. As a result of COVID-19 stressors, trauma is rapidly increasing in both youth and adults. ...

Supporting Victims of Trauma

The Ausherman Family Foundation, local funders, and community members recognize the need to address trauma in Frederick County. As a result of COVID-19 stressors, trauma is rapidly increasing and now is the time to begin the healing process. The Ausherman Family...