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.

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.


Interested in applying for a grant?

Learn more about our grant procedures and how to apply.

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
Older lady mentoring younger female student

News & Events

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Food Coordination with Frederick Rescue Mission

Frederick Rescue Mission volunteers prepare items in the distribution hub for food delivery programs.Food insecurity was identified as one of the most critical needs during the COVID-19 Crisis. A $50,000 General Grant was awarded to the Frederick Rescue Mission to...

South Street Mural

New mural at 201 S Market Street by artist Gera Lozano. Photo Credit: Bill Adkins A new piece of public art has been added to Downtown Frederick. The vibrant mural at 201 South Market Street was completed by artist Gera Lozano featuring images of flowers...

Downtown Safety and Services Initiative Committee Successes to Date

The Downtown Safety and Services Initiative (“The Initiative”) was born out of the community and is comprised of several committees that were created based upon the needs and priorities identified by community stakeholders. Committees are chaired by...