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B. Emergency Grants

American Federation of Musicians (AFM):
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.
Mailing Address:

New York Headquarters
1501 Broadway
Suite 600
New York, NY  10036
212-869-1330 Ext. 236


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.
Mailing Address:
1430 Broadway, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10018
East coast: 212-221-7300 | 800-221-7303
Midwest: 312-372-0989
West coast: 323-933-9244
Fax: 212-262-9088

Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802

Local 802 offers an Emergency Relief Fund, which provides assistance to members in dire need. Financial assistance is provided in the form of a directed grant to the musician's creditors; for example, to a landlord, physician, etc. 
Mailing Address:

322 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
: 212-245-4802 (Office)

Blues Foundation HART Fund
The HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) provides financial assistance to Blues musicians in need (and their families) due to a broad range of health concerns. The Fund provides for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral expenses. Grants generally range between $250 and $1500.
Mailing Address:
49 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
901-527-2583 ext 12
Fax: 901-529-4030
Website: http://www.blues.org/hart/index.php

Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund
Any person who has been employed full time in the country music industry may be eligible for financial aid from The Opry Trust Fund.
Mailing Address:
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Telephone: 615-316-6174
Fax: 615-458-0440

Jazz Foundation of America
The Musicians' Emergency Fund offers aid to elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis.
Mailing Address:
322 West 48th St. 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: 212-245-3999
Fax:  212-245-3994
Website: http://jazzfoundation.org/

Music Maker Relief Foundation
The Musical Sustenance Program gives grants to meet basic life needs and emergency relief to people 55 years or older and rooted in a Southern musical tradition.
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1358
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Telephone: 919-643-2456
Fax: 888-238-8592
Email: info@musicmaker.org
Website: http://www.musicmaker.org

MusicCares Foundation
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies.
Telephone: Each region has its own toll-free help line:
West Coast: 800-687-4227                                                          
Central: 877-626-2748                                                              
Northeast: 877-303-6962
Website: http://www.grammy.com/Musicares/

Musicians Foundation
Helps professional musicians by providing emergency financial assistance in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses.
Mailing Address:

875 6th Avenue, Suite 2303  
New York, NY  10001
Telephone: 212-239-9137
Fax: 212-239-9138
E-mail: info@musiciansfoundation.org
Website: http://www.musiciansfoundation.org/

Rhythm and Blues Foundation
The fund provides emergency financial assistance to former Motown artists of the 1960s and 1970s.
Mailing Address:
100 South Broad Street
Suite 420
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Telephone: 800-258-3799
Fax: 215-568-1026
Website: http://www.rhythm-n-blues.org/

Society of Singers
SOS helps singers who have financial needs resulting from personal, family, or medical crises. Applicants must have derived their primary income from professional singing for five or more years.
Mailing Address:
15456 Ventura Blvd., Suite 304
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Telephone: 818-995-7100
Email: sos@singers.org
Website: http://www.singers.org/

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
Sweet Relief provides financial assistance to career musicians who are facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
Mailing Address:
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
4952 Warner Avenue, Suite 242
Huntington Beach
California 92649
Telephone: 888-955-7880
Fax: 714-846-3636
Email: info@sweetrelief.org
Website: http://sweetrelief.org/
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