Congratulations To Our 2021 Grant Award Recipients

A+ Foundation (Empowered Women of the Future Club at West Aurora High School),

Aurora Public Library Foundation, Farm Worker & Landscaper Advocacy Project,

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, Rush Copley Foundation

Featured AWEF Grant Award Recipient IMPACT Video

West Aurora High School’s Empowered Women of the Future Club

(Left to right) Congratulations to AWEF Grant Award Recipient West Aurora High School’s Empowered Women of the Future Club led by Mariella Acevedo (Co-President); Terri Shepard (Teacher Sponsor); and Melissa Flores (Co-President)

Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation

Our Mission: We elevate and empower Aurora-area women and future women by making grants to tax-exempt nonprofits engaged in meaningful, measurable work that helps women over the hurdles of inequity and exclusion, propelling them forward with life-changing programs and services.

Our Vision: We envision a prosperous and vibrant Aurora that fully embraces and supports a reimagined women’s empowerment movement so that women and girls of all ages, races, ethnicities, and income levels feel respected and valued, and are nurtured to achieve their fullest potential.


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We’re excited to be the Premier Sponsor for this year’s

Leadercast Women Ripple Effect

presented by the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce