Resources | Page 15 | Entertainment Community Fund


map Arkansas Louisiana Mississippi Florida Alabama Georgia Tennessee South Carolina North Carolina Kentucky Wisconsin Illinois Michigan Ohio Virginia West Virginia Pennsylvania New York Maine Maryland Delaware New Jersey Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts Massachusetts New Hampshire New Hampshire Vermont Vermont Washington DC

The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at the Entertainment Community Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Shelters and Housing

FEMA Evacuee Hotel List

If you are eligible for Transitional Sheltering Assistance, FEMA will pay for the cost to stay in certain hotels or motels for a limited period of time. Costs covered are for the cost of the room and taxes, and any other expenses are not included. This website provides a list of participating locations, searchable by state. Since room availability changes quickly, phone numbers are provided to call hotels prior to travelling to be sure the hotel can accommodate your need.

FEMA Interim Housing Resources

Helps individuals and families who have been displaced by a disaster find a place to live. The website consolidates rental resources identified and provided by federal agencies, private organizations, and the public, to help individuals and families find available rental units in their area.


Professional Dancers Society

Financial assistance is available to dancers and choreographers who meet eligibility criteria. Administered by The Actors Fund.

Disaster-related assistance

Small Business Administration—2017 Hurricane Recovery

Provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and most private nonprofit organizations. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.

Entertainment and Performing Arts Union and Guild Assistance Funds

American Federation of Musicians: The Lester Petrillo Memorial Fund for Disabled Musicians

Provides a modest grant to temporarily or permanently disabled musicians who are members of the American Federation of Musicians.

American Guild of Musical Artists Relief Fund

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 Sick and Relief Fund

Members who have completed initiation and paid dues for one year can apply for emergency aid for basic needs or medical expenses.

Directors Guild Foundation

Provides confidential loans to members who are facing short term financial hardship.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation

Provides emergency financial assistance for the aid, relief and care of SAG-AFTRA members west of the Mississippi in times of need.

SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund

Provides emergency financial assistance to SAG-AFTRA members east of the Mississippi struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis. Assistance is administered by The Actors Fund and can be used for rent, utilities, mental health, medical care and other basic living expenses.

Writers Guild of America, West Good & Welfare Fund

Provides temporary assistance to Writers Guild of America, West members experiencing financial stress in emergency situations. Loans are intended to assist in the procurement of life necessities.

Film, Television and Radio

Broadcasters Foundation of America

Provides an anonymous safety net to men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession in cases of critical illness or crisis.

Stuntwomen's Foundation

Provides financial assistance grants to stuntwomen who are unable to work due to debilitating illness or injuries.

Literary Arts

American Society of Journalists and Authors - Writers Emergency Assistance Fund

Helps established freelance writers across the country who, because of advanced age, illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis are unable to work.

Carnegie Fund for Authors

Offers aid to authors who have suffered a financial emergency as a result of illness or injury to self, spouse or dependent child, or for some other misfortune that has placed the applicant in pressing need. Applicants must have had at least one book published commercially that has received reader acceptance. Send inquiries to: Carnegie Fund for Authors, Lenox Hill Station, PO Box 409, New York, NY 10021. No website.