Restore Aurora Business Relief Fund
Invest Aurora, the City of Aurora’s non-profit economic development partner, together with the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce established the Restore Aurora Business Relief Grant Program to aid businesses as they rebuild following the civil unrest that occurred in the region on Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1, 2020. Businesses in the City of Aurora, Village of Montgomery and Village of North Aurora are eligible to receive relief.
allocated relief funds
raised in donations
Restore Aurora provides grants to adversely affected businesses recovering from physical damages to their location(s) with the intention of offsetting rebuilding costs not covered by their insurance policies.
In a time of much unrest, the Aurora community exemplified the “Aurora Strong” mindset. Residents and business owner’s alike banded together to help restore Aurora with an outpouring of donations.
To date, the Restore Aurora Business Relief Program has raised over $60,000 in funds thanks to the generous donations of over 30 Aurora-based organizations and residents.
- City of Aurora, Alderman at-large, Sherman Jenkins
- City of Aurora, 6th Ward Alderman Mike Seville
- Aurora Fire Fighters Local 99
- Aurora Rotary Club Foundation
- Community Builders
- Christian Science Society
- Daniel D. Dolan Family Advisory Endowment Fund
- Earthmover Credit Union
- First Midwest Bank
- Foreign Exchange Brewing Co.
- James and Ina Heup
- James and Jennifer Hallman
- James L. Eccher
- Karademas Management
- Kyle Welton – GoFundMe community campaign
- Scientel Solutions
- Seize the Future Development Foundation
- The Support Companies
- The Tom Colarusso Memorial Fund
Providing access to essential business resources and financial relief during these uncertain times means businesses can refocus their energies into their day to day operations and to providing support for staff that may have also been affected. The abundance of support and financial donations provided to affected business and those impacted by the unexpected outcomes of COVID-19 truly highlights the unity within the Aurora community and continues to uphold the belief that we are, in fact, One Aurora.
Your donations will help reignite the beacon of hope for nearly 20 businesses. The initial distribution of relief funds has presented 16 businesses with a Restore Aurora Business Relief Grant.
Aurora Spirit & Wine
Aurora Quick Stop
Broadway Fuel Mart
Hashmi Stop Inc.
Hercules Gallery of Hair
Ivy Food Mart
My Daughters Dress
Randall Liquors – Farnsworth Rd.
Randall Liquors – Galena Blvd.
Randall Liquors – N. Lake St.
Randall Liquors – Randall Rd.
Tavern on Broadway