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.

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News & Events

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Upcoming Kinetic Sculpture Display in Carroll Creek

News-Post file photo by Danielle E. Gaines By: Kate Masters, Frederick News-PostJuly 11, 2019In the summer, Carroll Creek is filled with massive water lilies and jewel-toned blossoms. In winter, it’s filled with brightly lit boats. But in the early spring,...

Kerry McHugh Appointed to Board of Trustees

The Ausherman Family Foundation, a private foundation established in 2006, recently announced the addition of a new trustee to their board of trustees, Kerry McHugh.Kerry is currently the Program Officer of the Helen J. Serini Foundation. There, she...

Goodwill & Platoon 22 Receive Funding For Veterans Services Program

Ausherman Family Foundation recently presented Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley (GIMV) and Platoon 22 with a $25,000 Capacity Building Grant to fund a Veterans Services Program. Funding for this project will be utilized for the initial training of...