COVID-19 Emergency Response

As we navigate through this time of crisis, Ausherman Family Foundation recognizes the importance of meeting the most pressing needs of our community. To ensure maximum impact, we are collaborating with the philanthropic funding community to provide resources and financial support. Our community has already accomplished so much by working together and we encourage you to join us so we come back stronger than ever.

How To Get Involved

Ausherman Family Foundation is partnering in a collaborative effort to help Frederick County households impacted by COVID-19, and we need your help. Take a look at what is happening in our community and ways you can contribute your time, talents, and resources.


Financial Donations

United Way of Frederick County COVID-19 Emergency Relief Campaign

To ensure maximum impact for this campaign, United Way has partnered with the Ausherman Family Foundation, Community Foundation, Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., Helen J. Serini Foundation, Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County, and others. The Ausherman Family Foundation is working with our partners in the funding community to ensure that dollars are distributed appropriately in the most impactful way.

The time to help is now. The economic fallout from COVID-19 is causing significant hardship for many Frederick County households. Many of the most vulnerable community members are those who struggle to pay for basic household necessities in normal conditions, a population we know as Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE).

Please help us support those in our community who need it most during this challenging time. The need is urgent. Learn more about the campaign and donate today by clicking HERE.

All processing fees will be waved, 100% of your donation will go to those most in need.


Critically Needed Donations (Food, Medical Supplies, Toiletries, etc.)

YMCA of Frederick County

Interested in donating resources? The YMCA is serving as as a Donation Drop-Off Location for local charities. They will be accepting items from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm and deliver them to local nonprofits.
Visit their website for a list of items needed as well as services available to those in need. CLICK HERE>>


Frederick Health

Frederick Health has opportunities to support their patients as well as hospital staff. The hospital is also in need of protective medical gear, thermometers, disposable stethoscopes, disposable pulse-oxygen monitors, baby monitors with audio/video capabilities, antibacterial cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, and paper products. Please contact for delivery instructions. Due to heightened screening and visitor policies, donations cannot be accepted at the hospital. Visit their website for a list of items needed and FAQs. CLICK HERE>>


Volunteer Opportunities

Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs 

The Religious Coalition is in need of volunteers and specialists on a large scale – specifically providers of homeless, mental health, substance abuse, senior citizen, or vulnerable population services.  Volunteers are also requested for food/supply delivery, Mental Health outreach/medication monitoring, satellite location staffing, donation and supply management, and medical staff for site visits, temperature reading, general oversight of temporary shelter locations. Please contact Nick Brown directly at or 240.344.3723 for more information. CLICK HERE>>

United Way of Frederick County Volunteer Needs

The United Way utilizes GetConnected to post any COVID-19 related volunteer opportunities or donation needs to help those impacted in our community. CLICK HERE>>


Nonprofit Resources

COVID-19 Assistance Survey for Frederick County Nonprofits 

The United Way of Frederick County has issued a survey to assess the emergency needs within our community and if you have not already done so, you can complete that survey. CLICK HERE>>


Grant Application for COVID-19 Emergency Needs Funding 

A common application for emergency funding needs has been developed in cooperation of the collaborative through The Community Foundation of Frederick County. Should your nonprofit organization have emergency funding requests, you may access the application through the website of The Community Foundation or Frederick County via the link below.

The COVID-19 Collaborative is now allowing nonprofits to submit more than one grant application, in recognition that needs are changing during this very fluid situation.  Please note that the funders are interested in emergency funding to cover costs associated with an increase in services because of the pandemic and/or a loss in revenue because of changing funding streams or shutdown. Please, no applications asking for general operating expenses that are not connected to the situation caused by the pandemic.

To apply for a grant, scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Preview all available grant opportunities here”.  Use the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Campaign, which is listed first, or CLICK HERE>>


Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund 

This COVID-19 Emergency Relief $50M Grant Fund offers working capital to assist Maryland small businesses and nonprofits with disrupted operations due to COVID-19. Grant assistance is intended to provide interim relief complementing actions with its bank, business interruption insurance, and financial partners. CLICK HERE>>


Emergency Child Care

Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County 

Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County will offer child care services for the school-aged children of essential personnel (Kindergarten through age 12) at no cost. Online registration will be required weekly and will be a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, CLICK HERE>>


YMCA of Frederick County

The YMCA of Frederick County has been approved for Essential Personnel Child Care and Essential Personnel School-Age programs. They will be providing programming for children ages 6 weeks through age 12. For more information and eligibility, CLICK HERE>>


Support Local Businesses

Shop Local Businesses Facebook Page

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce launched a Facebook Page, Shop Local Frederick, for businesses to share updates, announcements and special offers. To participate, visit the page and send them a private message with a link to the post that you’d like shared. The post must be from your business Facebook page, not something from your personal page or an employee’s page. They will post  3 to 4 updates each day. Updates should be something that is of benefit to the community at large. To visit the page, CLICK HERE>>