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Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits, Educational and Research Institutions, and Agencies to Benefit Women in Eligible Regions

IMPORTANT DATES:

Conference Date

01/14/22

Intent to Apply Date

02/11/22

Application Deadline

02/28/22 5:00 PM

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ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Connecticut: Greater Hartford

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2022 Aurora Grant Opportunity for College Completion Programs

Aurora Women and Girls Foundation

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #152836

Grant Description

Grants to Connecticut nonprofit organizations and educational, research, and governmental institutions for programs that benefit girls and women in eligible regions. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to increase the number of female college graduates. Collaborative programs are encouraged. Grant proposals must be for programs that aim to increase the college completion rate of women and girls in Greater Hartford.

The Aurora Foundation currently focuses its grant making on Hartford area women’s college success programs. Aurora’s goal through its grant making is to empower more women to complete their college education, therefore enabling them to better their lives and those of their families. Aurora prides itself in not just funding effective programs, but also being a resource and partner. The Aurora Foundation's grantees receive guidance, from the application process through final reporting of outcomes.

Grant proposals must be for a program that aims to provide critical academic support and other services designed to increase the number of women completing their college education and fulfilling graduation requirements.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a grant from the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation, 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 women and girls

Pre-proposal Conference:

Aurora Foundation Grant Opportunity for College Success Programs: Information Session

Fri, January 14, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aurora-foundation-grant-opportunity-virtual-information-session-tickets-239255027227

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- By 5:00 p.m. February 11, 2022: Deadline for organizations to submit Letters of Interest (LOIs) based on Aurora’s guidelines
- By 5:00 p.m. February 28, 2022: Based on LOI submissions, organizations are invited to submit full grant applications
- By 5:00 p.m. March 31, 2022: Full grant applications due to Aurora Women and Girls Foundation
- April 4 - 8 and April 18 - 22: Site visits
- June 15: Official notification sent to organizations

If your LOI is approved, you will be invited to submit a full grant application. Those asked to submit full proposals will be notified by the end of February.

Grant Information Session Recording: https://youtu.be/yQE6P87S94Q

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$100,000

Number of Grants:

4-6

Contact Information:

Submit LOIs to Marie McNamara at grants@aurorafoundation.org

Aurora Women and Girls Foundation
P.O. Box 370537
West Hartford, CT 06137
(860) 969-3435

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