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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Development & Training


Initiatives & Projects


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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Battling Transportation Inequities

Second Chances Garage is a nonprofit organization in Frederick that works to increase car ownership, an important step in breaking cycles of poverty. One of Second Chance Garage’s primary programs is refurbishing “program cars” to sell at very low cost to people in...

Accepting Grant Applications!

Ausherman Family Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving the Frederick Community! Organizations that support children, youth and families, health and human services, arts and culture, and public/society benefit are eligible to apply for a...

Trauma Responsive Frederick Website Launched

​After months of planning, Trauma Responsive Frederick (TRF) Community Education and Awareness Committee unveiled a new website. This effort began in April of 2020 as a response to slow the sluggish governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and its behavioral...