Aurora Makes Grants Available To Local Non-Profits

Aurora Makes Grants Available To Local Non-Profits

Hundreds of residents obtained information from local non-profits during the City’s Annual Youth and Family Resource Fair. (CREDIT: city of Aurora)

Grant applications are available to local non-profit organizations that are interested in applying for a 2019 Quality of Life Grant from the city of Aurora.

Quality of Life Grants are annual competitive grants provided to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that serve the residents of Aurora. The areas of service included in the Quality of Life Grant program are; child care/youth, education, job training, homelessness, elderly/disabled, veterans, and advancing the goals of the Downtown Master Plan.

“City government alone cannot make lasting change in the community,” said Mayor Richard C. Irvin. “Our non-profit organizations are on the front lines and know firsthand what our residents need. Quality of Life Grants can assist with their respective missions while bettering Aurora as a whole.”

Previous grant recipients include food pantries, museums, youth services providers and other local agencies serving the Aurora community.

In 2018, the city awarded Quality of Life grants to more than 20 community agencies: non-profit organizations, government agencies, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

Applications are available online at

Deadline for submission is Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Funding for the 2019 grant season will be available in late January.

SOURCE: city of Aurora news release