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
Older lady mentoring younger female student

News & Events

Get the latest info and happenings

Boys & Girls Club Receives Funding For Afterschool Programs

Ausherman Family Foundation recently presented the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County with a $25,000 General Grant for Afterschool Programs promoting health, social, educational, vocational, character and leadership development. The programs provide...

Temporary Mural Project in Downtown Frederick

Vanessa Smith creates temporary mural at 69 S. Market St, Downtown Frederick The Ausherman Family Foundation recently funded a temporary mural project at 69 S. Market Street in Downtown Frederick. Several proposals from artists to add a mural to the...

Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland Receives Focus Grant

Pictured from left to right: Ausherman Family Foundation’s Executive Director, Leigh Adams, left, and Trustee, Renee Lopez, right, present a check Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland’s Executive Director, Maria Herrera, center, and Program Director,...

Grant Deadlines

These grants have upcoming deadlines

Capacity Building Cycle 2 Open June 1 – July 15