Acorn Equality Fund is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provide scholarships and organization grants to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, organizations, and allies to impact lives in a positive fashion.
The 2020 scholarships range from $1,000 to $4,000, with up to $35,000 being awarded. To be eligible, applicants must retain permanent residence in the Acorn Equality Fund service area of downstate Illinois (all Illinois counties except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will) and attend any accredited, post-secondary educational institution.
Scholarship applications for 2021 will be available in May 2020.
Acorn Equality Fund provides grants up to $4,000 to organizations that work with or support LGBT events. We currently have funds available for the 2019 calendar year. Click here for a grant application.
P.O. Box 6286 Peoria, IL 61601
Contact usfor information about scholarship eligibility, making donations, and upcoming events.