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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

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 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.

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.

General Assistance

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.

Literary Arts

American Society of Journalists and Authors - Writers Emergency Assistance Fund

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.

Clayton Memorial Medical Fund

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.

PEN Writers' Emergency Fund

An emergency fund for professional, published or produced writers in acute, emergency financial crisis.

Poets Emergency Fund

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.

Poets in Need

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.