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Battling Transportation Inequities

Battling Transportation Inequities

Second Chances Garage is a nonprofit organization in Frederick that works to increase car ownership, an important step in breaking cycles of poverty. One of Second Chance Garage’s primary programs is refurbishing “program cars” to sell at very low cost to people in...

Accepting Grant Applications!

Accepting Grant Applications!

Ausherman Family Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving the Frederick Community! Organizations that support children, youth and families, health and human services, arts and culture, and public/society benefit are eligible to apply for a...

Trauma Responsive Frederick Website Launched

Trauma Responsive Frederick Website Launched

​After months of planning, Trauma Responsive Frederick (TRF) Community Education and Awareness Committee unveiled a new website. This effort began in April of 2020 as a response to slow the sluggish governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and its behavioral...

Nonprofit Cybersecurity Seminar

Nonprofit Cybersecurity Seminar

​In July, On Mission IT presented a seminar about cybersecurity and its importance for the nonprofit community. Nonprofits need security from online hackers and protection for their data, be that financial, donor, client, or employee information. Breaches are costly...

Exploring Youth Center for Frederick

Exploring Youth Center for Frederick

​The Downtown Safety and Services Initiative (the Initiative) was formed to pursue a shared vision for Downtown Frederick, focusing on safety for all, respect for each individual, and advancing the community's vibrancy. Through civic engagement, thoughtful planning,...

Children’s Chorus Concert

Children’s Chorus Concert

Recently, the Frederick Children’s Chorus held its Socially Distanced Outdoor Concert. The concert was directed by Judith DuBose and featured the talents of 38 children of all ages. The Ausherman Family Foundation was pleased to support the Chorus with a $5,000...

Denise Rollins, PhD, Joins Board of Trustees

Denise Rollins, PhD, Joins Board of Trustees

Denise Rollins, PhD, Ausherman Family Foundation Board of Trustee MemberDr. Denise Rollins wears multiple hats: business partner in the Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home; executive director of the nonprofit Whole Heart Grief & Life Resource Center; diversity, equity...

Now Hiring – Note Taker for Community Forums

Now Hiring – Note Taker for Community Forums

Stillwork Consulting Group LLC has been hired by the Ausherman Family Foundation to conduct a study on transportation access in Frederick County, Maryland. We are seeking someone to take notes at six to eight community forums which will be held this Fall. Half will be...

115/117 E. Church St. Drive Aisle Expansion Underway

115/117 E. Church St. Drive Aisle Expansion Underway

The Ausherman Family Foundation purchased 115 and 117 E. Church Street a few years back with the goal to renovate the buildings for charitable purposes. The Foundation has since renovated both buildings, partnering with two great organizations here in Frederick to...

Frederick’s Ambassador Program

Frederick’s Ambassador Program

Downtown Frederick Partnership was awarded a grant for the next two years to help catalyze a new Ambassador Program with the City of Frederick. The Foundation awarded a grant of $80,000 to be distributed over two years. This Program was one of the recommendations that...

Barbara Fritchie Mural

Barbara Fritchie Mural

“Shoot if you must, this old gray head, but spare your country’s flag, she said.” The Barbara Fritchie Mural was completed on July 2, 2021, to celebrate one patriotic, Frederick icon. This mural, added nearly one hundred years after the reconstruction of her home in...

Theater Row Collaborative

Theater Row Collaborative

In the heart of Downtown, three local theaters are joining forces to help bring back a thriving arts district together and are doing so with an eye on collaboration. The goal of this endeavor is to increase patronage through participation of all performing arts...