Resources in Sweet Releaf

Entertainment and Performing Arts Union and Guild Assistance Funds

American Federation of Musicians: The Lester Petrillo Memorial Fund

The Lester Petrillo Memorial Fund for Disabled Musicians provides a modest grant to temporarily or permanently disabled musicians who are members of the AFM.

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Financial Assistance

AFTRA members of at least two years' standing may be eligible for grants for living expenses. For local East of Omaha, this includes the AFTRA Theatre Authority Fund, and the Serviceman's Fund, which assists veterans. For more information about these Funds contact Ken Haug at 212-863-4240. For locals West of Omaha, AFTRA offers the Frank Nelson Sick and Benefit Fund (see above).

American Guild of Musical Artists Relief Fund

AGMA members in good standing may be eligible for emergency financial assistance. Grants are administered by The Actors Fund from the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles offices.

American Guild of Variety Artists

AGVA members who have completed initiation and paid dues for one year can apply for emergency aid for basic needs or medical expenses. Contact the Los Angeles office at 818-508-9984 or the New York office at 212-675-1003.

Directors Guild Foundation

The DGA provides confidential loans to members who are facing short term financial hardship.

Screen Actors Guild Foundation

The Foundation provides emergency financial assistance for the aid, relief and care of SAG members west of the Mississippi in times of need.

Screen Actors Guild Foundation Catastrophic Health Fund

The Fund provides grants to eligible Guild members and their dependents who suffer from catastrophic illness or injury and are unable to afford the Guild Health Plan's Self-Pay Program.

Screen Actors Guild Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund

The Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund provides emergency financial assistance to SAG members east of the Mississippi struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis. The MPPWF can be used for rent, utilities, mental health, medical care, and other basic living expenses. The fund is administered by The Actors Fund; contact The Actors Fund for more information.

Writers Guild of America

The Good & Welfare Fund provides temporary assistance to WGA members experiencing financial stress in emergency situations. Loans are intended to assist in the procurement of life necessities.
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