Impacting the lives of Aurora City Schools’ students!

Our Mission

The Aurora Schools Foundation exists to enhance the educational experience of Aurora City Schools.

Our Goals

• Fund Spring & Fall Teacher Grant Requests

• Provide Graduating Senior Scholarships

• Build a Long-Term Invested Endowment

• Fund the Unexpected Grant

Our Vision

Funding imaginative and innovative programs beyond the school budget.

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What we provide


For a list of scholarships click here>


For a listing of all current awards click here >

Current Awards

For a listing of all current awards click here>

Grant Award History

For a list of Award History click here>


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Do you want to…

Make a donation to the Aurora Schools Foundation and help to support our ongoing work.

If you are passionate about the Aurora Public Schools, we invite you to volunteer.

What we’ve done since ASF’s founding in 1994. Over $270,000 given to support our schools!

Educational, Annual & Special
Donor Designated Grants
Principal Designated Grants

Who we are?

The Aurora Schools Foundation is a non-profit, charitable, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the educational programs of the Aurora City Schools. Founded in 1994 as an independent community-based organization, the Foundation is governed by a board of trustees comprised of community members and representatives from other school support groups.

  • To enhance the educational experience of the Aurora City Schools.
  • Fund Spring & Fall Teacher Grant Requests.
  • Provide Graduating Senior Scholarships.
  • Build a Long-Term Invested Endowment.
  • Fund the Unexpected Grant
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Educational & Special Grants


Internet Safety Tips for Parents

On November 7, 2016 the Aurora Schools Foundation sponsored a special event about how to keep children safe in an always connected digital society. Jesse Weinberger, internet safety speaker, spoke to parents at the Aurora High School about internet safety. She spoke to kids in grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 on Wednesday (11/2) and Thursday (11/3). The November 7th presentation to parents was frank, colorful and a surprising summary of what she learned about our kids and their internet habits.

Listen to this video and you will be blown away by her candor and knowledge of what kids are up to today and what to watch out for. Jesse Weinberger, talks about Digital Parenting, and Internet Safety Tips for Parents, and how to keep children safe online.

Latest news

Announcing This Year’s Material Needs Grants Winners

Aurora Schools Foundation is proud to announce this year’s winners of Material Needs Grants. These grants, totaling $13,385, support the supplies and equipment needed to create new programs in the Aurora City School District. The 2017-18 grantees are Lisa VanRaepenbush/Lauren Baker, $2,030 for Autism Structured Tasks Systems Tammy Mazzella, $400 for Healthy Habits Classroom Extention […]

New Website Announcement

The Aurora Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the release of our new website, designed with a fresh new look, improved navigation and overall functionality. The new site launched on April 17th 2017, and you can visit us online at We’ve added a ton of new interactive features and dynamic content, including: A responsive […]

Aurora High School’s Team TBD wins world robotics title

by MIKE LESKO | REPORTER Published: May 11, 2016 1:00 AM Aurora — After finishing in second place in last year’s Tech Challenge world championship competition, Robotics Team TBD (To Be Determined) of Aurora High School returned to claim the world title April 27-30 in St. Louis. Members are AHS juniors Tyler Thieding and Ian […]

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