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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News & Events

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Ausherman Family Foundation Funding in 2022 – Annual Report

Through grantmaking, network formation, leadership development, and educational opportunities, Ausherman Family Foundation has provided $3,737,594 in charitable dollars back into the community. We thank our valued community partners, especially the dedicated...

Hillcrest and Waverley Elementary Students Receive Free Vision Exams

By: Loretta Gaines of WFMD  Hillcrest and Waverley Elementary school students have been part of a pilot school based vision program that helps identify children who may need eyeglasses or other treatments. Dr. DeVeda Coley, Supervisor of Community Schools, said FCPS...

IDEA Grant Awards Ceremony

On December 7, 2022, the recipients of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity-Action (IDEA) grant awardees gathered in New Spire Arts. This group represents the pioneering cohort of the newest grant cycle offered by the Ausherman Family Foundation, which funded Black-led...