Knowing the issues and the facts puts us in a better position to act as catalysts for change. That’s why the Aurora Foundation commissioned the first comprehensive report assessing the condition and needs of women and girls in Greater Hartford. The details in the report inform Aurora’s grants program—and anyone working to improve conditions in our area.


13th Annual Signature Breakfast ~ October 26

Aurora’s recent Signature Breakfast brought together over 500 men and women for a truly inspiring morning!   From our generous sponsors and their guests…to table hosts and ticket buyers…to those who could not attend but still donated…to our first timers and those who have attended for years…ALL OF YOU enabled us to raise $110,000, to support our Community Grantmaking in 2019.  THANK YOU!

Support the 100 MEN’s Campaign

Aurora is engaging men in the community through this 4th annual campaign to support Aurora’s efforts to educate, engage, and empower the community to address issues facing women and girls in Greater Hartford.  Your help WILL make a difference! LEARN MORE


The Aurora Foundation sprang into life to empower women and girls in Greater Hartford—and through them to empower their families and communities.

An undeniable ripple effect occurs when a woman attains economic stability and personal wellbeing. She doesn’t just benefit herself; she can better care for her family and contribute to her community.


Giving to the Aurora Foundation contributes to stronger and healthier communities in the Hartford area.

Traditional philanthropy does not meet the needs of women and girls. Yet women reinvest 90% of their earnings in their families. We know, therefore, that providing opportunity for a woman or girl creates a powerful agent of change for her entire community.

That’s why we started the Aurora Foundation: to unlock the potential in our communities. That’s why your contribution makes such a difference.

Aurora in the Community

Calling all Grantees!

We believe in the power of working together, and invite you to join the Connecticut Collective for Women and Girls, a network of organizations committed to the advancement of women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and non-binary) throughout Connecticut. This is a space to collaborate with like-minded organizations and share resources so that we can amplify and highlight each other’s work. To join the Collective, click here.


Community Impact

Aurora’s Leadership Forum, Taking a Seat at the Table ~ A standing-room-only crowd gathered at the Legislative Office Building on April 4 to hear from an inspiring panel of regional women leaders as they shared their personal journeys to leadership and discussed how to promote more women to leadership roles now and in the future.



Aurora’s Executive Director Jenny Steadman and CT State Representative Derek Slap discuss Aurora’s impact and how Pay Equity legislation can help secure economic security for more women in Greater Hartford.