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2022 Capacity Building Grant Cycle 2 Will Open June 1

2022 Capacity Building Grant Cycle 2 Will Open June 1

Applications for all grant requests must be made via our online portal. Requests received via email, phone, or direct mail will not be reviewed.The Ausherman Family Foundation’s (AFF) Trustees announced their Capacity Building Grant Cycle 2 will open June 1, 2022....

Hood College Student, Faith Kiser, Appointed to Board of Trustees

Hood College Student, Faith Kiser, Appointed to Board of Trustees

Faith Kiser, Hood College Student Member of the Board of TrusteesThere is a new face on the Ausherman Family Foundation Board of Trustees. This year Faith Kiser was nominated as the second college student member of the board. This partnership between the Ausherman...

Meditation Murals

Meditation Murals

Two new murals have been added to Frederick’s rick collection of public art that capture the essence of peace and the miracle of nature. A team of artists, including Karen Pollard, Jack Pabas, and Anthony Owens collaborated to bring these unique pieces to the...

Housing Authority Launching Operation Education

Housing Authority Launching Operation Education

The Housing Authority is launching a new program, Operation Education. This program will engage 25 families in continued learning and academic celebrations. In the recovery from COVID, families need additional supports and resources to reach their educational goals...

Support for the Salvation Army New Day Center

Support for the Salvation Army New Day Center

Entering its second year of operations, The Salvation Army continues to offer a safe respite for people experiencing homelessness at its Day Shelter located at Grace United Church of Christ. At the Day Shelter, homeless individuals have access to mobile case...

FCC Building Trade Scholarship

FCC Building Trade Scholarship

The Ausherman Family Foundation recently awarded the Frederick Community College Foundation a general grant to provide scholarships to students participating in trade programs including construction, electrical, welding, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning...

Heartly House Needs Assessment Accepting Responses!

Heartly House Needs Assessment Accepting Responses!

Click below to take the Community Needs Assessment Survey! Help Identify Potential Satellite Office Locations for Heartly House Services ​Heartly House is expanding to other locations in Frederick County where residents may have difficulty accessing services due to...

Bronze Memorial Statue of Lefty Kreh

Bronze Memorial Statue of Lefty Kreh

​Fishing. A peaceful, quiet pastime that connects one with nature. One of the most crucial elements of the fishing experience, not including patience and silence, is a good fly. A common fly used today in saltwater and freshwater was designed by Frederick native,...

William F. Moran Museum Breaks Ground on New Education Facility

William F. Moran Museum Breaks Ground on New Education Facility

In January 2022, the William F. Moran Museum & Foundation broke ground for its new teaching facility in Middletown, Maryland. This facility will preserve the legacy and teachings of William F. Moran, a Frederick native who gained international recognition for his...

Ausherman Family Foundation Funding in 2021 – Annual Report

Ausherman Family Foundation Funding in 2021 – Annual Report

We want to thank our valued community partners, especially the dedicated nonprofits, fellow funders, and government agencies, whose hard work had an incredible impact on Frederick County. Together, we were able to achieve more than we thought possible. In 2021, we...

Catoctin Furnace Purchases Historical House

Catoctin Furnace Purchases Historical House

Content courtesy of Elizabeth Comer, President of CFHS​The Ausherman Family Foundation awarded the Catoctin Furnace a grant to help purchase 12606 Catoctin Furnace Road, one of the original log worker houses in Catoctin Furnace. Octogenarian Joann Miller, the last of...

Helping People to Obtain Permanent Housing

Helping People to Obtain Permanent Housing

Chronic illness, job loss, debt, domestic abuse, and addiction are some reasons that people fall into homelessness. When a person is homeless, it limits their opportunities and destabilizes them and their families. Luckily Frederick County families faced with...