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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

Catholic Charities

Services include emergency financial assistance for rent, utility bills, transportation, food and clothing for families and individuals.

Community Action Schuylkill

The Utility Assistance Program assists eligible, low-income people in Schuylkill County with their monthly utility bills.

Cross-Lines Cooperative Council, Inc.

The emergency assistance program provides individuals and families with opportunities to receive basic necessities, including rent and utility assistance.

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

The FWPA offers financial assistance to any New Yorker who fits their criteria, and who is facing difficulty paying for basic critical needs, such as utility and medical bills, storage fees, or basic furniture such as beds and sofas.

Foundation for Women Warriors

Female U.S. Armed Forces veterans and widows of veterans who live in California may qualify for financial assistance for emergency expenses such as medical expenses, utility bills, and other necessities.

Mayer Foundation

Makes economic relief grants to individuals suffering or in distress as a result of poverty, low income or lack of financial resources.

Saint Andrews Society of the State of New York

The Almoners Program provides monthly allowances to New York-based Scottish people in need, who are infirm, or have pressing monetary requirements.

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.

The Special and Urgent Needs (SUN) - Irene Recovery Grants

The Special and Urgent Needs (SUN) - Irene Recovery grant round was created to address the short-term needs of nonprofits directly impacted by Tropical Storm Irene. It is intended to help non-profits conduct emergency repairs of building structure or mechanical systems, obtain essential equipment, technology, or resources, or address a significant resource challenge in providing services that contribute to relief and recovery from Tropical Storm Irene.

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.

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