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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.

General Assistance

Mad River Valley Community Fund

Mad River Valley Community Fund is a non-profit organization established in 1989 to specifically respond to the needs of Mad River Valley residents. The MRV Community Fund has activated a special flood relief fund in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.

Max's Kansas City Project

Max's Kansas City Project provides emergency funding and resources to financially distressed individuals in the creative arts for housing, medical aid and legal aid.

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.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Emergency Medical Fund

Offers interest-free loans to members facing unexpected medical expenses.

The Authors League Fund

Helps professional writers and dramatists in financial need as a result of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income or other misfortune. The Fund gives open-ended, interest-free, no-strings-attached loans.

The PEN Fund for Writers and Editors with HIV/AIDS

Provides grants of up to $2,000 to professional writers and editors who face serious financial difficulties because of HIV or AIDS-related illness.


Apocalypse Meow

The Apocalypse Meow Musicians Health Care Fund is designed to assist members of the Kansas City area music community with emergency medical situations.


Offers its members emergency interest-bearing loans on royalties and advances based on earnings.

Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts

The Foundation offers small grants to support opera and classical music professionals, with a focus on pensioners. Contact J. Andrew Lark at 212-986-6094 for more information.