Applying for an Aurora Foundation grant

Aurora Announces Unique Grant Opportunity

The Aurora Women’s Giving Circle announces a grant opportunity for organizations based in Greater Hartford.  The Aurora Women’s Giving Circle, established by the Aurora Foundation in 2016, brings together a diverse group of women who pool their resources, are educated about critical needs in the community, and through a democratic process grant funds to one or more organizations supporting women and girls in Greater Hartford.

The Giving Circle’s 2018 focus area is middle school-aged girls and grant funds will serve to augment a program based in Greater Hartford that addresses the academic, social and/or emotional needs of this population.  $6,500 in grant funds will be awarded through a competitive grant process.

To be eligible for a grant from the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation’s Women’s Giving Circle, your organization must meet the following guidelines:

  • Your organization must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status; or must be a governmental, educational or research institution with tax-exempt status.
  • Your grant proposal must be for a program based in Greater Hartford that impacts the academic, social and/or emotional needs of middle school-aged girls.
  • Request should not exceed the available grant funds of $6,500.

APPLICATIONS are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  Submissions can be emailed to or mailed to 1678 Asylum Avenue, Lynch Hall, Suite 216, West Hartford, CT 06117.