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.

Maryland map highlighting Frederick County
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News & Events

Get the latest info and happenings

Seton Center Offers Free Trainings

Bridges to Sustainable Communities Symposium at Mount St. Mary's University in October 2019 In October 2019, the Seton Center hosted the Bridges to Sustainable Communities Symposium at Mount St. Mary's University. The Ausherman Family Foundation was proud...

Downtown Safety & Services Initiative Announces Public Meeting

Peter Couchman of Ausherman Family Foundation addresses group at first Downtown Safety & Services Initiative Public Meeting in October 2019. DSSI Public Meeting #2February 26, 20207:00 PM - 9:00 PMNew Spire Stages15 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD The...

Introducing “Lattes With Lori”

Lori Perkins, Grants Coordinator, Ausherman Family Foundation 2019 Standards of Excellence Class of Licensed Consultants We are excited to announce "Lattes with Lori" will kick off in 2020! This is a new opportunity for us to get to know our grant partners...