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PO Box 6286 Peoria, IL 61601


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Academic scholarships and organization grants for LGBT persons, organizations, and allies provide educational opportunities and help develop communities that last a lifetime.

Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, with up to $35,000 awarded annually. Scholarship applications for 2017 are now available and should be postmarked no later than Friday, September 23, 2016. Learn more.

Thanks to everyone who attended the 17th Annual Family Breakfast in December. Mark your calendars for this year's breakfast on Saturday, December 3, 2016. 

We appreciate each individual and organization that contributes to our fund. With your support, we make a difference in the lives of people and organizations in our community.

Here's another way to help... Shop online at Amazon at smile.amazon.com. List Acorn Equality Fund as your charitable organization, and Amazon will make a donation each time you make a purchase!



Established in 1999, Acorn Equality Fund (AEF) in Peoria, Illinois, is a grassroots nonprofit organization that provides financial support for the advancement of education, health, and civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons and their allies. We raise funds in order to give out grants and scholarships to promote higher education. Together we can build a bright, united future. 

Scholarship winners

Contact us for information about scholarship eligibility, making donations, and upcoming events.

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