Acton Foundation


  • As our community and the entire world continue to feel the effects of COVID-19, we wanted to let you know how the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation plans to continue our operations in the safest way possible moving forward as well as continue supporting the Salem City School District including Salem High School, Salem Middle School and the John Fenwick Academy. While our office is currently closed in accordance with New Jersey state mandates, we are available via email at and via telephone at 844-4FORMAN (436-7626) to answer any questions regarding our Forman Scholars program and our Acorn Fund College Savings program.
  • We are still accepting sign-ups for our Acorn Fund program and encourage any parent or guardian with a child living in Salem City or attending a Salem City public school to enroll their child today. Learn more about how to start saving for your child’s future here: If you need support in completing your application or have any questions please email Acorn Fund College Savings Coordinator Joyce Elwell at for assistance.