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

Get the latest info and happenings

Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership Awarded Focus Grant

Did You Know... By the end of the 2019-2020 school year, 942 students in Frederick County were considered youth experiencing homelessness Since its inception in 2016, total enrollment for SHIP's New Horizons program exceeded 500 high school students 92% of New...

The Prosperity Center 2020 Community Support Campaign

Did You Know... Helped over 3,000 families complete their tax returns, returning over $5 million to our local Frederick County economy. Improved credit scores and decreased debt for over 200 families. Matched $123,699 in personal savings for 50 ALICE families who...

Carroll Creek Park Wayfinding Project

A new public art project kicked off at the entrance of Carroll Creek Park in Downtown Frederick!  This wayfinding project will provide a highly visible, recognizable, and welcoming gateway to the park both day and night for visitors, residents, motorists, and more....