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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2022 Capacity Building Grant Cycle 2 Will Open June 1

Applications for all grant requests must be made via our online portal. Requests received via email, phone, or direct mail will not be reviewed.The Ausherman Family Foundation’s (AFF) Trustees announced their Capacity Building Grant Cycle 2 will open June 1, 2022....

Hood College Student, Faith Kiser, Appointed to Board of Trustees

Faith Kiser, Hood College Student Member of the Board of TrusteesThere is a new face on the Ausherman Family Foundation Board of Trustees. This year Faith Kiser was nominated as the second college student member of the board. This partnership between the Ausherman...

Meditation Murals

Two new murals have been added to Frederick’s rick collection of public art that capture the essence of peace and the miracle of nature. A team of artists, including Karen Pollard, Jack Pabas, and Anthony Owens collaborated to bring these unique pieces to the...