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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08.01.2022 New Grant Application for Black-led Nonprofits (1)

Have you heard about the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Aligned (IDEA) Grant?

Learn more about the grant for Black-led nonprofits here. Deadline to apply is September 9th, 2022! Please reach out to staff or any of our IDEA committee members with questions. 

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The Ausherman Family Foundation supports the following Areas of Interest:

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Children, Youth, & Families

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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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The Ranch Starting Strategic Planning

​Substance use disorder is a critical concern across the nation. Service providers and nonprofits such as The Ranch of Frederick County have been tackling this growing dilemma in unique ways. The Ranch was founded in 1975 in Frederick, and it serves men who are...

Kat Vicere is the new Community Impact Manager

Kathryn Vicere, Community Impact ManagerKathryn (Kat) Vicere joins the Ausherman Family Foundation as its Community Impact Manager in August 2022. Kat brings many years of experience to AFF as a successful non-profit fundraiser, arts administration executive, and...