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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.

Resources Outside of the Entertainment Industry

Americans Helping Americans

AHA offers emergency utilities assistance and emergency medical assistance to assist those living in poverty in rural communities in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Catholic Charities

Provides relief and recovery services on a regional level, and responds to the need for emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling and support. Other services include financial, medical and utilities assistance, clothing, housing, health care and child care. This site provides links to local branches, each of which provides direct assistance.

Mayer Foundation

Makes economic relief grants to individuals suffering or in distress as a result of poverty, low income or lack of financial resources.

Visual Artists

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc.

Provides interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.

Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

Assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists, sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability or bereavement.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Provides assistance to help sustain a craft artist's career when an emergency occurs. Emergency relief assistance includes grants and no-interest loans.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

Provides financial assistance to visual artists (painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers) of established ability with demonstrable financial need. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time.

After School & Summer Programs/Camps

21st Century Community Learning Centers Program

A national program that supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. Includes contact information by state, and eligibility requirements.

ExpandED Schools

A non-profit organization that enhances the quality and availability of after-school programs in New York City, New York State and nationally.

Provides listings of day, sports and overnight camps organized in categories such as arts, adventure, wilderness and special needs.

The American Camp Association

A membership organization of camp professionals who work together to share knowledge and experience to ensure the quality of camp programs. The site provides parents with camp advice, accreditation details, a camp locator and other resources and information at their parents page (

Babysitter/ Nanny/ Au Pair Agencies

Search for a babysitter in your area (includes night sitters) or post a job for a babysitter on this site.


Connects busy families in need of part-time babysitting with high-quality college students via hour-long mixers, where mothers can personally interview a number of candidates and leave with a list of potential babysitters.

Day Care and School Resources

Child Care Aware

A national child care resource agency that connects parents with local child care agencies and resources. Provides information on availability of child care subsidies, choosing the right child care, licensing, accreditation and child care options.

Head Start

A national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. The program provides grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families. Child care services are available for infants, toddlers and preschoolers between the ages of 3 and 5.