The Aurora Foundation formed to serve as a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls in Greater Hartford, with the intended effect of unlocking the potential of their families and surrounding communities.
- We conduct research and convene the community to promote understanding of gender issues, and to foster collaboration for effective solutions.
- We educate and engage men and women in the power of philanthropy to improve social and economic outcomes for women and girls, along with their families and communities.
- We implement strategies — including targeted grantmaking — that take aim at obstacles to empower women and girls in Greater Hartford.
Aurora also encourages women and girls to engage in philanthropic efforts that benefit their communities. We offer advocacy, annual structured learn-by-doing training in grantmaking, and recognition of their efforts.