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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IDEA Grant Awards Ceremony

On December 7, 2022, the recipients of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity-Action (IDEA) grant awardees gathered in New Spire Arts. This group represents the pioneering cohort of the newest grant cycle offered by the Ausherman Family Foundation, which funded Black-led...

Meet the Funders Review

The Frederick Funders hosted a Meet the Funders event at the C. Burr Artz Library. This was an opportunity for local funders to introduce themselves to area nonprofits, share grant opportunities, and talk about their organizations' giving priorities. Over 60 people...

Ausherman Family Foundation Nominated for Maryland Preservation Award

The Catoctin Furnace nominated the Ausherman Family Foundation with the Maryland Preservation Award due to its assistance in purchasing a historical house in the Catoctin Furnace area. The Maryland Preservation Awards, presented annually by the Board of Trustees of...