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Advocates for Homeless Families’ Participants Purchase Homes

Advocates for Homeless Families’ Participants Purchase Homes

Frederick family moves into their new home.Advocates for Homeless Families recently enabled several families to overcome their homeless status and purchase homes of their own. The organization offers Weekly Life Skills Workshops to educate participants on how to...

Mental Health Association Seeks Bilingual Therapist

Mental Health Association Seeks Bilingual Therapist

As a result of COVID-19 stressors, trauma is rapidly increasing and the need for counseling services is higher than ever. The current waitlist for counseling appointments is 6 to 8 months. The 2-1-1 emergency hotline operated by the Frederick County Mental Health...

Frederick Rescue Mission Installs New Tent

Frederick Rescue Mission Installs New Tent

Frederick Rescue Mission staff and volunteers install new tent.The Frederick Rescue Mission received $2,500 in Trustee Directed Grants to improve food distribution. Funds were used to purchase a large tent, heaters, and lights. Staff and volunteers installed the large...

Window Art in Downtown Frederick

Window Art in Downtown Frederick

Ausherman Family Foundation partnered with the Downtown Frederick Partnership and Ellen Byrne to bring vibrant window art to Kemp Hall Lofts & Studios located on the corner of N. Market St. and E. Church St. The art reflects the Downtown Frederick community and...

The Initiative Releases Final Report

The Initiative Releases Final Report

The Downtown Safety and Services Initiative (“The Initiative”) was born out of the community and comprised of several committees that were created based upon the needs and priorities identified by community stakeholders. Committees are chaired by community leaders in...

Ausherman Family Foundation Funding in 2020

Ausherman Family Foundation Funding in 2020

Through grantmaking, community-benefit projects, leadership and educational opportunities, we put $2,100,000 charitable dollars back into the community in 2020. We thank our valued community partners, especially the dedicated nonprofits, fellow funders, and government...

Serving Frederick County Youth

Serving Frederick County Youth

COVID-19 is severely impacting our youth as they live in an everchanging world. From schooling to family life, our community is working to overcome battles we never imagined. As a result of COVID-19 stressors, trauma is rapidly increasing in both youth and adults. ...

Supporting Victims of Trauma

Supporting Victims of Trauma

The Ausherman Family Foundation, local funders, and community members recognize the need to address trauma in Frederick County. As a result of COVID-19 stressors, trauma is rapidly increasing and now is the time to begin the healing process. The Ausherman Family...

COVID-19: How To Give Back Locally

COVID-19: How To Give Back Locally

Through COVID-19, many people are interested in giving back directly to their local community. There are several opportunities to donate or volunteer in your neighborhood through food banks, churches, drop off locations, and more. Please see the list below for a...

Lester Bowie Mural

Lester Bowie Mural

New mural at 69 S. Market Street of Lester Bowie by artist Rafael Blanco. A new piece of public art has been added to Downtown Frederick. The vibrant mural at 69 South Market Street just steps from Carroll Creek Linear Park was completed by Rafael Blanco depicting...

Carroll Creek Park Wayfinding Project Completion

Carroll Creek Park Wayfinding Project Completion

A new public art project is now located at the entrances of Carroll Creek Park in Downtown Frederick!  This wayfinding project provides a highly visible, recognizable, and welcoming gateway to the park both day and night for visitors, residents, motorists, and more....