Entertainment and Performing Arts Union and Guild Assistance Funds
Members who have completed initiation and paid dues for one year can apply for emergency aid for basic needs or medical expenses.
Provides confidential loans to members who are facing short term financial hardship.
The Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) is an emergency financial assistance fund of the Screen Actors Guild that can assist eligible members who are struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis.
In Nashville, recording artists in need of financial assistance can apply for help from the Performers Emergency Relief Fund. To learn more about PERF, contact the SAG-AFTRA Nashville office at 615-327-2944.
The Local 47 Musicians' Relief Fund is an emergency assistance fund that helps cover expenses when a member musician is in financial distress and cannot work due to a sudden illness or injury.
Provides emergency financial assistance for the aid, relief and care of SAG-AFTRA members west of the Mississippi in times of need.
Provides financial grants to eligible SAG-AFTRA performers and their dependents who suffer from catastrophic illness or injury and have qualified through SAG-AFTRA Pension and Health for this program.
Provides emergency financial assistance to SAG-AFTRA members east of the Mississippi struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis. Assistance is administered by The Actors Fund and can be used for rent, utilities, mental health, medical care and other basic living expenses.
Chicago's Betty Mitchell Foundation can assist SAG-AFTRA members in need of financial assistance. To learn more about BMF, contact the SAG-AFTRA Chicago office at 312-573-8081.
Provides temporary assistance to Writers Guild of America, West members experiencing financial stress in emergency situations. Loans are intended to assist in the procurement of life necessities.
Film, Television and Radio
Provides an anonymous safety net to men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession in cases of critical illness or crisis.
A modest source of immediate financial and volunteer assistance when members of the Denver theater community find themselves in situational medical need.
Covers the cost of health insurance premiums on an emergency basis to ensure you don't lose health care coverage. A program of the Motion Picture Television and Welfare Fund.
Temporary emergency financial assistance is available for qualifying industry members in Southern California who are in financial hardship due to illness, disability, unemployment or other reasons.
Provides financial assistance grants to stuntwomen who are unable to work due to debilitating illness or injuries.