Resources Outside of the Entertainment Industry
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.
Makes economic relief grants to individuals suffering or in distress as a result of poverty, low income or lack of financial resources.
To help persons who have lost income or incurred unexpected household expenses as a result of a disaster, Modest Needs has a grant program. The application is available online.
The Almoners Program provides monthly allowances to New York-based Scottish people in need, who are infirm, or have pressing monetary requirements.
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 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.
This organization gives charitable assistance to needy women and minor children of German descent who live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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 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
Assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists, sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability or bereavement.
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.
Provides assistance to help sustain a craft artist's career when an emergency occurs. Emergency relief assistance includes grants and no-interest loans.
Has funding allocated specifically for emergency assistance to painters and sculptors affected by natural disasters.
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.