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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Leaders Gather to Improve Communication

Pictured: Patrick Jinks, Keynote Speaker of The Jinks Perspective By Wyatt Massey, Frederick News-Post April 11, 2019 For the people leading local nonprofits to improve on major social issues, it can be lonely at the top. A summit held Thursday morning at...

Public Art Plan For County Unveiled

Pictured: Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor, left, and Marvin Ausherman, of the Ausherman Family Foundation, talk Thursday at the unveiling of the Frederick Arts Council’s Public Art Master Plan.Photo By: Ryan Marshall, Frederick News-Post By: Ryan...

Ausherman Family Foundation 2018 Annual Report

Through grantmaking, educational opportunities and community benefit projects, it has been Ausherman Family Foundation's pleasure to invest $4.8 million charitable dollars back into the Frederick Community. We thank our grant partners for their hard work...

Grant Deadlines

These grants have upcoming deadlines

Capacity Building Cycle 2 Open June 1 – July 15