The Aurora Foundation serves as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of women and girls in Greater Hartford.   We provide gender-based research, implement targeted grant making and educate both men and women in the power of philanthropy through a gender lens.  Whether it’s through an Aurora hosted public convening, academic conference or fundraising event, we seek to educate the community on the critical issues facing women and girls in Greater Hartford.

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100 Men Campaign Kickoff with Coach Jimmy Nielsen of the Hartford Athletic

  • The 4th Annual 100 Men Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast is Wednesday, September 25, 7:30-9:00am. LEARN MORE

Sleep in…and save the date for Aurora’s Luminary Luncheon

  • November 1, 2019, 11:30-1:30pm, Hartford Marriott Downtown, LEARN MORE






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.

Since its inception, the Aurora Foundation has granted over $880,000 to over 55 organizations, significantly impacting the lives over 4,500 women and girls in Greater Hartford.



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

Organizations Focused on Progress for Women and Girls Form Statewide Collective

The Aurora Foundation, along with other Connecticut based organizations serving women and girls have joined together to form a support network now known as the Connecticut Collaborative for Women and Girls.  LEARN MORE

Jenny Steadman interviewed by Brad Davis

Aurora’s Executive Director Jenny Steadman visited with Brad Davis on WDRC’s The Talk of Connecticut to talk with Brad about all things Aurora!  LISTEN HERE