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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Entertainment and Performing Arts Union and Guild Assistance Funds

American Guild of Variety Artists Sick and Relief Fund

Members who have completed initiation and paid dues for one year can apply for emergency aid for basic needs or medical expenses.

Directors Guild Foundation

Provides confidential loans to members who are facing short term financial hardship.

Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund

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.

Nashville Local Performer Emergency Relief Fund

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.

Professional Musicians Local 47

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.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation

Provides emergency financial assistance for the aid, relief and care of SAG-AFTRA members west of the Mississippi in times of need.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation Catastrophic Health Fund

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.

SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund

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.

The Betty Mitchell Foundation (BMF)

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.

Writers Guild of America, West Good & Welfare Fund

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

Broadcasters Foundation of America

Provides an anonymous safety net to men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession in cases of critical illness or crisis.

Denver Actors Fund

A modest source of immediate financial and volunteer assistance when members of the Denver theater community find themselves in situational medical need.

Health Insurance Premium Support

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.

Motion Picture and Television 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.

Stuntwomen's Foundation

Provides financial assistance grants to stuntwomen who are unable to work due to debilitating illness or injuries.

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