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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Downtown Street Scape Study

On November 8, 2021, the Downtown Frederick Streetscape Study published a report based on discoveries from multiple community forums and a public survey which received 1,932 responses. The Streetscape Study was initiated to respond to the street usage and needs after...

DSSI Hiring for Ambassador Program

The Downtown Frederick Partnership is now hiring for the Ambassador Program! The Ambassador Program was identified as a need by the Downtown Safety and Services Initiative (DSSI). The role of an ambassador is to help improve the appearance and safety of the streets in...