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B. Emergency Grants

Actors Fund of America
Eligibility for The Fund's financial assistance program requires an application, documentation of your professional earnings and an interview. Applicants are encouraged to call and speak with an intake Social Worker who can determine which program will best fit your needs. (Financial assistance varies by program.)
Mailing Address:
729 Seventh Avenue, 11th floor 
New York, NY 10019
Telephone: 212- 221-7300
Website: http://www.actorsfund.org/

American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA)
AGVA offers its current and previous members emergency aid through the AGVA Sick & Relief Fund. Once a need has been verified, the AGVA Sick & Relief Fund will pay a variety of bills such as: rent, utilities, telephone, etc. as well as give emergency grants. All grants are confidential and these grants are handled through a separate office to ensure privacy.
Mailing Address:
184 Fifth Ave, 6th floor
New York, NY 10010
Telephone:
212-675-1003 Ext. 105
Website: http://www.agvausa.com/

Dancers’ Group
The Dancers' Group offers The Parachute Fund, which provides grants to members of the Bay Area dance community facing HIV/AIDS or other life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception (1987), the Parachute Fund has distributed close to $100,000 to those in need.
Mailing Address:

Dancers' Group
Attn: Parachute Fund
1360 Mission Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone:
Contact Wayne Hazzard, 415-920-9181
Fax:
415-920-9173
Email:
wayne@dancersgroup.org
Website: http://www.dancersgroup.org/

Dancers’ Resource
Founded by Actors Fund Vice President Bebe Neuwirth, The Dancers’ Resource was created in response to the unique situation dancers face due to the physically demanding nature of their work, coupled with the significant financial challenges of earning a living in dance. The Resource’s financial assistance program requires an interview, application and documentation of professional earnings and financial need. 
Telephone:
212-221-7300 x 119
Email:
intakeny@actorsfund.org
Website: http://new.actorsfund.org/services/Social_Services_and_Financial_Assistance/The_Dancers_Resource

Dramatists Guild Fund
The Fund provides confidential grants to professional dramatists experiencing personal hardships such as health-related problems or the temporary loss of income. Recipients need not be Dramatists Guild members.
Mailing Address:
1501 Broadway
Suite 701
New York, NY  10036
Telephone: Sue Drury, Administrator Dramatists Guild Fund: 212-398-9366 x 14
Email:
sdrury@dramatistsguild.com
Website:
http://www.dramatistsguild.com/thefund.aspx

Episcopal Actors Guild of America
Offers aid to those in economic need because of extenuating circumstances such as debilitating illness, (including chemical dependency problems); illness or death of a family member or significant other; a sudden increase in expenses or unforeseen drop in income; or, if retired or disabled, an insufficient fixed income from sources such as pensions, social security or disability benefits.
Mailing Address:
Little Church Around the Corner
One East 29th Street
New York, NY 10016-7405
Telephone:
212- 685-2927
Fax:  212-685-8793
Email: info@actorsguild.org
Website:  http://www.actorsguild.org/

Professional Dancers Society
Financial assistance is available to dancers and choreographers who meet eligibility criteria. Administered by Actors Fund.
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 15605
Beverly Hills, CA 90209
Telephone: 310-278-5222
Email: info@professionaldancerssociety.org
Website: http://www.professionaldancerssociety.org/

Renaissance Entertainers, Services, and Crafters United Foundation
The RESCU Foundation was established to promote and maintain the health and medical well-being of the participants of Renaissance Fairs, historical performances and other artistic events through several programs including financial assistance for emergency medical needs.
Mailing Address:
RESCU Foundation
1421 East Broad St #248
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Telephone:
800-374-9215
Email:
contact@RESCUfoundation.org
Website: http://rescufoundation.org/

Screen Actors Guild Foundation
The SAG Foundation makes it a priority to help Guild members in need.  The Emergency Assistance program, the Self-Pay Premium program, and the Catastrophic Health Fund assist eligible members facing challenging circumstances.
Mailing Address:
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 124
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Telephone: Stacey Jackson, Emergency Assistance Administrator: 323-549-6773
Email: sjackson@sagfoundation.org

Website: http://www.sagfoundation.org

Screen Actors Guild Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund
The Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) is an emergency financial assistance fund of the Screen Actors Guild New York region designed to assist eligible members who are struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis.  The Screen Actors Guild contracts with The Actors Fund to administer the MPPWF as well as provide an array of services to meet each members needs.
Telephone: 212-221-7300, Ext. 119
Website: http://www.actorsfund.org/services/Partner_Programs/Motion_Picture_Players/index_html

Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Assistance Fund
The Fund serves veterans of the theatrical community - those who have worked in the exhibition, distribution or production of theater or movies - who are encountering an illness, injury or life-changing event.
Mailing Address:
Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation
10045 Riverside Drive, Third Floor
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Telephone: 888-994-3863
Email: info@wrmail.org
Website: http://wrpioneers.org/
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