Recognition Guidelines

We congratulate all of those who received a grant award from Ausherman Family Foundation. Your work deserves recognition, and we strongly encourage you to announce your grant through the media, your own publications, and through your professional affiliations.

We also want the community to know that our funds are a part of your efforts to improve the quality of life of your clients and/or enhance the beautification of vibrant spaces that makes Frederick such a special place to live. We ask that you acknowledge Ausherman Family Foundation in your media relations and community outreach.

Please look over and follow these recognition guidelines, particularly about advanced approval of recognition statements:

 

1. Printed Materials (e.g., brochures, websites, reports)

We ask that you acknowledge Ausherman Family Foundation’s grant in a visible location (e.g., front or back cover) by using one of the following statements:

  • Made possible by a grant from Ausherman Family Foundation
  • Funded, in part, by Ausherman Family Foundation

Please use the Foundation’s entire name, Ausherman Family Foundation. After first mention, you may abbreviate to AFF.

3. Public Presentations

If speaking before a civic or professional group about your funded program, please remember to mention us. We often mention our grantees as examples of how our funds make a difference in the community. Please include Ausherman Family Foundation’s logo, which can be found above.

4. News Releases and Media Relations

Please acknowledge Ausherman Family Foundation in any news release written about the program receiving the grant. The Foundation requests a copy of the drafted news release be submitted at least five (5) days prior to the distribution to the media for review and edits. Please allow two working days for approval. If anyone from your organization participates in media interviews about the funded program, we ask that you acknowledge the Ausherman Family Foundation’s grant.

5. Foundation Description

The following are descriptions of the Foundation that may be used in media relations:

The Ausherman Family Foundation empowers the passion for change in Frederick County, Maryland.

The Ausherman Family Foundation is a private foundation, established in 2006. The Trustees envision a vibrant community where committed nonprofit organizations effectively work together in a spirit of cooperation to advance superior charitable outcomes in Frederick County. The Foundation’s mission is to empower the passion for change in Frederick County, Maryland.

6. Website, Annual Report and Publications

We like to highlight our grantees, their programs, and activities on our website, annual report, and other issue-related publications. We request your cooperation in accurately representing the program and are appreciative of photos, brief statements, as well as your organization’s URL address. Likewise, we request that you acknowledge Ausherman Family Foundation’s support in your website, annual report, and program-related publications. Our internet address is www.AushermanFamilyFoundation.org.

7. Help Us Tell Your Story

Beyond our grant support, we would like to help showcase the great work our grantees do in the community. Please send us photos and videos of your organization’s programs so that we can share your stories using our communications efforts. For any such media, please make sure to include photographer/videographer credit information if it is required.

8. Stay in Touch

We view our relationships with grantees as long-term partnerships. Please add us to your distribution lists for e-newsletters and other publications. Send us copies of or links to media coverage or other noteworthy recognition of your organization and programs. Let us know about key successes and unexpected challenges.

If there is an event or activity you would like Foundation staff to consider attending or would like our help to publicize please provide us with ample notice and give us a call or send a direct, personal email.

Questions about publicizing your grant?

Please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Jen Specht, at 301-620-4452 or by email.