The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is not the union. We’re the non-profit 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 the non-profit organization that offers education and assistance to SAG-AFTRA members. For questions regarding insurance, you will need to contact SAG-AFTRA P&H. You can also find contact information through their website.
We do have a YouTube archive of many of our past programs which is available to everyone regardless of union status. You can find this archive here.
Any SAG-AFTRA member paid up to October 2019 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 paid up to October 2019 is eligible to apply who can demonstrate urgent, emergency need, including loss of housing, evacuation, or emergency medical needs directly related to a natural disaster, including wildfires and hurricanes.
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, including recent wildfires and hurricanes.
For more information and to apply, please visit our Disaster Relief Fund page on our website. Our Relief Fund is being administered by the social workers at the Actors Fund for us. 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.
These are two separate organizational funds with different eligibility requirements but both are being administered by the Actors Fund. SAG-AFTRA Foundation Disaster Relief requirements are based on paid dues through October 2019 and financial urgency shown through proper documentation (for COVID-19 Relief) or demonstration of emergency need due to natural disaster including loss of housing, evacuation or emergency medical needs (for Disaster Relief).
Actors Fund Relief eligibility requirements can be found on their website.
Unfortunately, with thousands of members in similar circumstances, we are not able to handle the volume of calls. Learn more about our Disaster Relief Fund here.
We are currently receiving thousands of 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 handle the extreme volume at this time. There is no way to check the current status of your application. But we promise you someone will get back to you when your case is being reviewed.
Please do not reapply, we are receiving thousands of applications every week. If you have submitted an application without documentation do not reapply, a worker will reach out to you when your application is being processed.
We encourage you to wait to submit your application until you have all required documentation which will show you are in immediate need. Please do not apply if you are not already unable to pay bills.
Grants will be distributed via Chase Quick Pay. You will receive an email requesting transfer information for Chase Quick Pay. 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. Please visit our COVID-19 Relief Fund page for more information.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation operates solely on grants and donations and many of the industry’s top earners are supporting the Foundation, however the need is great. With over 100,000 actors out of work, our Disaster Relief Fund will need multiple millions of dollars to help those in need, so every dollar counts. If you need help ask, if you can help, give.