eQuality is the joint effort of a group of individuals and organizations based in the San Francisco Bay Area (see list on Home page). It began in 1989 as a scholarship program by Pacific Gas and Electric Company's lesbian and gay employee group, now PG&E PrideNetwork. The following year, the Bay Area Network of Gay and Lesbian Educators joined the effort. Additional members have joined eQuality over the years, and more are always welcome.
Over the past 31 years, eQuality has awarded over 395 scholarships totaling more than $1,600,000.
eQuality is a volunteer-led effort, keeping administrative costs low. We are a fiscally sponsored project of Horizons Foundation.
"eQuality Scholarship Collaborative brings our community together to lend tangible support we students need to succeed, both in addressing financial barriers in education…and also breaking down the social barriers around just supporting queer and trans students and helping us know that we're loved and people are behind us."
Lee Lemus Hufstedler
2019 eQuality Scholar