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The Ranch Starting Strategic Planning

The Ranch Starting Strategic Planning

​Substance use disorder is a critical concern across the nation. Service providers and nonprofits such as The Ranch of Frederick County have been tackling this growing dilemma in unique ways. The Ranch was founded in 1975 in Frederick, and it serves men who are...

Kat Vicere is the new Community Impact Manager

Kat Vicere is the new Community Impact Manager

Kathryn Vicere, Community Impact ManagerKathryn (Kat) Vicere joins the Ausherman Family Foundation as its Community Impact Manager in August 2022. Kat brings many years of experience to AFF as a successful non-profit fundraiser, arts administration executive, and...

Transportation Report Published

Transportation Report Published

Awareness of an expanding population with attendant human service and community needs prompted the Ausherman Family Foundation to support a community-wide examination of transportation options throughout the county. This document will provide an overview of the...

Ausherman Family Foundation Launching IDEA Committee

Ausherman Family Foundation Launching IDEA Committee

Recent findings of the Frederick Funders Data Project showed that only a small portion of local grants went towards purposes targeted at specific demographic areas. In response, the Ausherman Family Foundation aimed to create a new grant process to address that gap in...

2022 Nonprofit Summit: Courageous Conversation

2022 Nonprofit Summit: Courageous Conversation

​The 2022 Nonprofit Summit held in May was the first in-person Summit for two years! Thanks to our funding partner, the Delaplaine Foundation Inc. a wonderful time was had by all. Dr. LaKeisha Cook of Courageous Conversation gave a thrilling and inspiring keynote...

“Lattes With Lori”

“Lattes With Lori”

Lori Perkins, Manager, Ausherman Family Foundation"Lattes with Lori" is returning in the Summer of 2022! This is an opportunity for us to get to know our grant partners over a cup of coffee or tea. This initiative promotes open dialogue with both current and future...

SOAR Multi-Year Grant: Aging in Place

SOAR Multi-Year Grant: Aging in Place

​The Frederick Funders Data Report of 2021 found that organizations serving the elderly population in Frederick needed more support, resources, and grant funding. This discovery aligned with the Community Needs Assessment which identified that Frederick County has a...

Heartly House Expanding to Satellite Locations

Heartly House Expanding to Satellite Locations

For over 40 years, Heartly House has provided comprehensive services for residents of Frederick County. Its mission is to end domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse, and to provide victims with safety, shelter, and supportive services....

Congratulations Phoenix Academy Graduates!

Congratulations Phoenix Academy Graduates!

The class of 2022 from the Phoenix Academy graduated three students in early June, and we extend a huge congratulations to them! This school, located next to the YMCA art building in Downtown Frederick off Church Street, was established in 2018. The school serves...

Frederick Youth Center Report

Frederick Youth Center Report

Read an abbreviated version of the Downtown Youth Center Full Report on the key findings, discoveries, and recommendations.Read the full report about the key findings, discoveries, and recommendations about the Downtown Frederick Youth Center. This report includes a...

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....