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PO Box 6286 Peoria, IL 61601


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Apply now for the 2016 Acorn Scholarships.

Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, with up to $40,000 being awarded. Applications are due by September 25, 2015.

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

Peoria Pride 2015 Weekend
Friday-Sunday, September 11-13
Co-sponsored by Acorn Equality Fund, Peoria Pride 2015 is intended to gather, inspire, and energize the LGBT community of Peoria and Central Illinois. Peoria Gay Pride will be filled with laughs, entertainment, and address dimensions beyond orientation. 

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.



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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