The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has created the COVID-19 Disaster Fund that is now available to eligible SAG-AFTRA members who have been impacted by this pandemic.
All applications for Emergency Financial Assistance will go to the COVID-19 Disaster Fund. We’ve streamlined our assistance programs into this one fund to expedite resources and services.
SAG-AFTRA members are eligible to apply to the Fund if they are currently active and paid up on their dues through October 2019.
Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months. We ask that if you have the resources to cover that period, please wait to apply. These are unprecedented times and we all must steward our resources very carefully.
The Fund covers members who are in an emergency financial crisis related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to cover basic expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, medical bills and other essential needs.
The Actors Fund will assist by administering these resources on the ground. All applications are confidential and anonymous. We are already receiving hundreds of requests. Please be patient. We are working as quickly as we can to respond to all applications.
Please note: Before starting to fill out our online application, you must review the eligibility criteria and be prepared to digitize and upload all required documentation. Applications without proper documentation will not be processed and you will not be notified.
Please note: Suspended Payment, Terminated, and Fee-Paying-Non-Member (Ficore) are NOT ELIGIBLE to receive assistance from the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.
You should prepare your documents prior to filling out the online application. You will be required to upload your documents at the end of the online application.
If your documents are not already available electronically, here are some suggested steps to create an electronic file for your paper documents.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is currently taking tax-deductible donations for the COVID-19 Disaster Fund. Every donation counts, big or small, and 100% of your donation will provide relief to hard-hit SAG-AFTRA members in the affected regions.