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.

Due to resources needed by nonprofits and foundations, the Trustees have opted to not accept Capacity Building Grants until further notice. However, if your organization has a grant request which would be considered Capacity Building, you may apply with a General Grant Letter of Intent (LOI).

Additional 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.


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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

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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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