The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is not the union. We’re an independently run nonprofit organization that offers education and assistance to SAG-AFTRA members. For questions regarding your membership and dues, you’ll need to contact SAG-AFTRA to answer this question. See the back of your member ID card. You can also find contact information through their website.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is not the union. We’re an independently run nonprofit organization that offers education and assistance to SAG-AFTRA members. For questions regarding your health insurance, you will need to contact SAG-AFTRA P&H. You can also find contact information through their website.
We do have a YouTube Channel which hosts more than 2,000 of our Conversations Q&As and The Business panels. Our recorded archive is available to everyone regardless of union status. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel here.
Any SAG-AFTRA member paid up on their dues up to October 2019 or any member who joined SAG-AFTRA thereafter and is currently paid up on their dues is eligible to apply for COVID-19 Relief, and further documentation will be required to prove the urgent need.
For Disaster Relief, any SAG-AFTRA member paid up on their dues up to October 2019 or any member who joined SAG-AFTRA thereafter and is currently paid up on their dues to apply who can demonstrate urgent, emergency needs, including loss of housing, evacuation or emergency medical needs directly related to a natural disaster, including wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, ice storms, floods and more.
Learn more here.
Our Disaster Relief Fund is open to eligible SAG-AFTRA members of all ages. Learn more here.
We have a Disaster Relief Fund for eligible SAG-AFTRA members in urgent need who have been impacted by COVID-19, as well as SAG-AFTRA members who have experienced loss of housing, evacuation or emergency medical needs directly related to a natural disaster.
For more information and to apply, please visit our Emergency Financial Assistance and Disaster Relief Fund page on our website. Please follow the instructions on our website and complete the application as well as have all documents required when you submit your claim as incomplete information will only slow down your processing and that of others.
We are two separate organizational funds with different eligibility requirements. The eligibility requirements for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Emergency Assistance/COVID-19 Aid/Disaster Relief Fund grants are outlined above. The Actors Fund’s Emergency Financial Assistance eligibility requirements can be found on their website.
Unfortunately, with many members in similar circumstances, we are not able to handle the volume of calls. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
We are receiving many requests for aid and are working to process applications as fast as we can. Applications are taking approximately one week to process. Please be patient as the case workers are working tirelessly to ensure you’re taken care of as urgently as possible. There is no way to check the current status of your application currently. But we promise you someone will get back to you when your case is being reviewed.
If you have submitted an application without documentation, do not reapply, a social worker will reach out to you when your application is being processed in case something is missing.
We encourage you to wait to submit your application when you have all required documentation that will show you are in immediate need. Please apply when you need help.
Grants will be distributed via Chase QuickPay®. You will receive an email requesting transfer information for Chase QuickPay. Please exercise all normal caution when giving out your information.
The Foundation wants all SAG-AFTRA members to know that we are here to help. If you need help, ask. However, we are also encouraging members who can help to give a donation as we are one community, who looks after one another. If you need help ask, if you can help, give.
Many of the high earners in SAG-AFTRA have made significant contributions to the COVID-19 Relief Fund and are supporting their own community, as well as several industry partners, studios, and organizations. You can read more about our fundraising efforts here.