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About Us

Mission: The Actors Fund fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.

Vision: The Actors Fund envisions a world in which individuals contributing to our country’s cultural vibrancy are supported, valued and economically secure.

Values: We recognize the contributions of each individual, and promote trust and mutual respect.

We collaborate and share information, skills and knowledge with each other and our community.

We encourage and celebrate curiosity, creativity and innovation.

We embrace diversity and seek equity, inclusion and dignity for all.

We hold ourselves and each other accountable for the integrity of our services to being good stewards and maintaining the trust of our clients and supporters.

Founded in 1882, we serve all professionals—and not just actors—in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance through programs that address our community's unique and essential needs.

Employment in any division of the performing arts and entertainment industry is unpredictable. Work is erratic, security is fleeting and health insurance is often just a dream. For all of these reasons and many more, The Actors Fund is an indispensable and deeply significant part of the entire entertainment community.

As a national organization with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, we directly serve thousands of performing arts and entertainment professionals across the country every year, in person and via our online resources. Our programs are wide in scope, responsive in nature and produce significant results.