Logo, Acorn Equality Fund - Financial Aid
PO Box 6286 Peoria, IL 61601

Scholarships & Organization Grants
Acorn Equality Fund (AEF) is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Corporation. We provide scholarships and organization grants to GLBT persons, organizations, and allied to impact lives in a positive fashion.

Academic Scholarships & Organization Grants
Acorn Equality Fund (AEF) is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Corporation. We provide scholarships and organization grants to GLBT persons, organizations, and allied to impact lives in a positive fashion.
 
 
Scholarship Eligibility
The 2015 scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, with up to $40,000 being disbursed. To be eligible, the applicant must retain permanent residence in the AEF service area (all Illinois counties except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will) and attend any accredited, post-secondary educational facility.
 
The 2014 Scholarship deadline has passed. Please check back next year for the 2015 application or click here to be added to our mailing list (add link to Contact Us page).
 
Organization Grants
AEF provides grants up to $4,000 to organizations that work with or support GLBT events. We currently have money for the 2014-2015 calendar years.
 
Add link to Grant app here

Scholarship Eligibility
The 2016 scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, with up to $40,000 being awarded. To be eligible, applicants must retain permanent residence in the AEF service area (all Illinois counties except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will) and attend any accredited, post-secondary educational institution.

The 2016 application is available now. 

Click here for the application, or email us for a Microsoft Word version of the application.

Applications are due September 15, 2015.

Organization Grants
AEF provides grants up to $4,000 to organizations that work with or support GLBT events. We currently have funds available for the 2015 calendar year.

Click here for a grant application.

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