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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.


Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Assistance Fund

Provides financial assistance and supportive counseling to those who work the motion picture entertainment industry (exhibition, distribution and trade services) who are experiencing hardship due to illness, accident or underemployment.

Resources Outside of the Entertainment Industry

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County

ASF offers a variety of services to its clients and their loved ones, including emergency financial assistance.

Alliance for Housing and Healing

Alliance for Housing and Healing is a vertically integrated non-profit resulting from the 2009 merger of longstanding service providers Aid for AIDS (AFA) and The Serra Project, which provide essential housing and emergency assistance programs to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Los Angeles County.

Americans Helping Americans

AHA offers emergency utilities assistance and emergency medical assistance to assist those living in poverty in rural communities in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.

British Charitable Society

Financial relief is provided for British residents of the six New England states and their children, based on need.

Catholic Charities

Provides relief and recovery services on a regional level, and responds to the need for emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling and support. Other services include financial, medical and utilities assistance, clothing, housing, health care and child care. This site provides links to local branches, each of which provides direct assistance.

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.

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.

Mayer Foundation

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

Modest Needs

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.

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.