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
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News & Events

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Ausherman Family Foundation Launching IDEA Committee

Recent findings of the Frederick Funders Data Project showed that only a small portion of local grants went towards purposes targeted at specific demographic areas. In response, the Ausherman Family Foundation aimed to create a new grant process to address that gap in...

2022 Nonprofit Summit: Courageous Conversation

​The 2022 Nonprofit Summit held in May was the first in-person Summit for two years! Thanks to our funding partner, the Delaplaine Foundation Inc. a wonderful time was had by all. Dr. LaKeisha Cook of Courageous Conversation gave a thrilling and inspiring keynote...

“Lattes With Lori”

Lori Perkins, Manager, Ausherman Family Foundation"Lattes with Lori" is returning in the Summer of 2022! This is an opportunity for us to get to know our grant partners over a cup of coffee or tea. This initiative promotes open dialogue with both current and future...