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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Impact Analysis Review – Frederick Funders Shared Data Report (2020)

Thank you for registering for Impact Analysis Review - Frederick Funders Shared Data Report, November 4 from 11:30am-12:30pm EST! Erik Devereux, the consultant who compiled the report, will begin the forum with a brief overview of the Grantmaking Data Report and then...

Feeding the Hungry

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) was recently awarded a $5,000 General Grant to support its efforts in providing food for food banks in Frederick. This money allows FHFH to process 66 deer that were donated by Frederick County residents. Once this meat is...

Open Board of Trustee Position for College Student

In the fall of 2019, the Ausherman Family Foundation opened a position on the Board of Trustees exclusively for a college student. The Foundation recognized that there was a gap in the age representation of the younger generation and wanted to invite the opinions and...