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


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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

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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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Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Ausherman Family Foundation now has samples of the Letter of Intent (LOI), grant applications, and reports. If you would like to view these documents prior to creating an account or applying for a grant, please view the PDF or Word versions below. Please note, all...

Trauma Responsive Frederick Engages Coordinator

Dr. Rachel MandelThe Trauma Responsive Frederick (TRF) network was formed by human service providers to address the need for healing in Frederick County as the level of trauma significantly increased as a result of the pandemic. The group found it would be essential...

The Grant Seekers Resource Center Offers Databases & Books

The Ausherman Family Foundation partners with the Grant Seekers Resource Center at the Frederick County C. Burr Artz Public Library to bring reference and circulating materials to nonprofit staff, board members, fundraisers, and the general public. One of the top...