Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have temporarily transitioned to phone/online services. To apply for Assistance, please fill out this form or call 323-549-6773. Be sure to read eligibility requirements below.

Impacted by COVID-19? Apply to the COVID-19 Disaster Fund.

Emergency Assistance

During times of crisis, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Emergency Assistance program provides financial assistance to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their families for basic expenses, including but not limited to rent, utilities and car insurance. The Foundation’s Emergency Assistance Program also offers case management services to SAG-AFTRA members provided through the Director of Social Services who is able to provide support, information, and/or referrals to community agencies based on need and the circumstances surrounding a member’s emergency request.

FOR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS WHO LIVE WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Emergency Assistance fund is available to eligible SAG-AFTRA members who live west of the Mississippi in the following locals: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona-Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston/Austin.

If you belong to one of these locals, please fill out this form or call 323-549-6773.

FOR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS WHO LIVE EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI

SAG-AFTRA members who live east of the Mississippi must contact the Actors Fund to inquire about the MPPWF Emergency Assistance Grants which are facilitated by the Actors Fund. The SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (SAG-AFTRA MPPWF) provides emergency financial assistance and enhances the welfare, training, education and artistic life of the performer.  SAG-AFTRA MPPWF emergency financial assistance is available to members in the New York region and the following locals: Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Michigan, Missouri Valley, Nashville, New England, New Orleans, New York, Ohio-Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Twin Cities and Washington-Mid Atlantic.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible, one must be an active SAG-AFTRA member and is required to have paid dues for the last eight (8) dues periods.

Terminated, suspended payment or fee-paying non-members are not eligible to apply.

The Emergency Assistance application process is completely confidential.

GIVE TO EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Emergency Assistance is made possible through gifts, grants and sponsorships. The Foundation never draws on SAG-AFTRA dues or initiation fees.

Give your support to the Emergency Assistance program.

IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

Contact:
Davidson Lloyd, Director of Assistance Programs, 323-549-6773