Quality of Life Grants

City of Aurora providing grants to local non-profits

AURORA -- Grant applications are available to local non-profit organizations that are interested in applying for a 2020 Quality of Life Grant from the City of Aurora.  The application period is beginning earlier this year than in the past, to fit in better with the City’s budgeting process.

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 relating to art in 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 2019, the City awarded Quality of Life grants to more than 25 community agencies.

Applications were available online at 2020 Quality of Life Grants. The Deadline for submission was Thursday, June 20, 2019.  Funding for the 2020 grant season will be available in late January.

QOL Grants