Entertainment and Performing Arts Union and Guild Assistance Funds
Provides emergency financial assistance for the aid, relief and care of SAG-AFTRA members west of the Mississippi in times of need.
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.
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.
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.
Helps established freelance writers across the country who, because of advanced age, illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis are unable to work.
Carnegie Fund for Authors
Offers aid to authors who have suffered a financial emergency as a result of illness or injury to self, spouse or dependent child, or for some other misfortune that has placed the applicant in pressing need. Applicants must have had at least one book published commercially that has received reader acceptance. Send inquiries to: Carnegie Fund for Authors, Lenox Hill Station, PO Box 409, New York, NY 10021. No website.
The fund helps professional science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery writers living in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska deal with the financial burden of medical expenses.
An emergency fund for professional, published or produced writers in acute, emergency financial crisis.
Assists poets of demonstrated ability who are in a state of urgent financial need. Recipients do not apply; rather, they are nominated by Academy Chancellors, fellows, and prize winners, who send a letter of nomination, including specifics about the nominee's current financial situation, to the Executive Director of the Academy, Academy of American Poets, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038.
Provides emergency assistance to poets who have an established presence in the literary community as innovators in the field and have a substantive body of published work.