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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.

Resources Outside of the Entertainment Industry

St. George's Society of New York

Offers financial aid to British residents of the New York Metropolitan area in three forms: aid for the elderly, emergency aid, and supplementary income for the chronically ill and disabled.

The Cape Cod Times Needy Fund

The Needy Fund helps Cape Cod families through emergencies. Payments for expenses such as food, rent or mortgage, utility bills and medical costs are made directly to vendors through a voucher system.

The German Ladies' General Benevolent Society

This organization gives charitable assistance to needy women and minor children of German descent who live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Visual Artists

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc.

Provides interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.

Arthouse Texas

Arthouse has an Emergency Relief Fund for Texas-based artists who have experienced an unforeseen emergency that affects their ability to work.

Artists Welfare Fund

Artists Welfare Fund is a nonprofit service organization helping visual artists in need of temporary financial assistance during emergencies with interest-free loans, usually to help pay medical and hospital bills. Visual fine artists are eligible. Write or phone to request an application form. 498 Broome Street New York, New York 10013 212-941-0130

Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

Assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists, sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability or bereavement.

Change, Inc. 

Change, Inc. gives one-time grants of up to $1000 to visual artists of any discipline for financial emergencies including medical bill payment. There is no website for Change, Inc. For grant application guidelines, call 212-473-3742.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Provides assistance to help sustain a craft artist's career when an emergency occurs. Emergency relief assistance includes grants and no-interest loans.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation

Has funding allocated specifically for emergency assistance to painters and sculptors affected by natural disasters.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

Provides financial assistance to visual artists (painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers) of established ability with demonstrable financial need. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time.

Help with Medical Costs

Chicago Dancers United

The Dancers' Fund - Financial Assistance for Chicago’s Professional Dance Community

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