Since June 8, 1882, the Entertainment Community Fund has been here to support everyone in entertainment.
In times of uncertainty around public health crises, natural disasters or other life events, we’re still here for you.
To assist everyone who works in performing arts and entertainment across the country, the Fund collaborates with our community to help people to navigate challenging times.
Since March 18, 2020, the Entertainment Community Fund has distributed more than $26 million in emergency financial assistance to more than 17,700 people in our industry. This money is helping people cover basic living expenses, such as food, essential medications, utilities and more
We also help our community with:
- Health insurance counseling and enrollment support
- Navigating employment options via The Career Center
- Counseling, support groups and referrals to other resources
- COVID-19 specific resources
- And more.
If you or someone you know needs help, reach out.
Thank you for giving to help those in need.
The Entertainment Community Fund is profoundly grateful for the many partnerships and broad philanthropic support provided to enhance our numerous programs and services, in particular the incredible generosity of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Their leading support at this critical time continues to ensure our programs and services remain a vital part of supporting a life in the arts for everyone in our community.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
SAG-AFTRA Foundation/MPPWF COVID-19 Relief Fund*
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
SAG-AFTRA Producers IAC Fund
The Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Actors’ Equity Association Curtain Up Fund*
American Guild of Musical Artists/AGMA Relief Fund*
Berlanti Family Foundation
The FalCarthy Foundation
Hollywood Support Staff Relief Fund*
Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley
Sony Electronics, Inc.
Women In Film*
Writers Guild of America West
Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman Foundation
The Haven Foundation
Howard Gilman Foundation
IATSE Local 52*
IATSE Local 600*
IATSE Local 798*
It Takes Our Village*
Jujamcyn Theatre Assistance Fund*
The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund
Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)
Producers Guild of America Members Relief Fund*
Local USA 829 IATSE COVID-19 Relief Fund*
*Funds administered by the Entertainment Community Fund