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PO Box 6286 Peoria, IL 61601


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Scholarships & Grants

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

Night of Noise

The Acorn Equality Fund (AEF) and Peoria Proud present a Breaking the Silence/Night of Noise event on April 17, 2015. Click here for details. 


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 financial aid eligibility, making donations, and upcoming events.

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