Senior Financial Crisis Fund

Legacy performers are invaluable to our industry, so the SAG-AFTRA Foundation created the Senior Financial Crisis Fund to help SAG-AFTRA members, ages 65 and older, who are experiencing unprecedented financial hardship due to an unexpected life crisis, such as an accident, catastrophic illness or injury, health crisis creating a financial burden, loss of housing due to an eviction, death in the family, natural disaster, or other emergency crisis situations covered under IRS guidelines which pertain to granting tax free monies to individuals.

In the application, members must explain the nature of the life crisis, as succinctly as possible, and show proof of the cause of the financial hardship, e.g. copy of 30 day notice given by landlord or proof of an accident that has occurred.

The Fund assists eligible SAG-AFTRA members, ages 65 and older, with basic living expenses such as mortgage or rent, food, utilities, medications and other basic needs.

In addition, the Fund offers trained professionals, services and resources to assist seniors in finding solutions for longer-term financial stability.

All applications are confidential and anonymous.

Please read through ALL of the eligibility requirements before applying for an emergency financial assistance grant.

If you have questions, please email or call 323-549-6773.

If you need help, ask.

If you are a SAG-AFTRA member, 65 years of age or older, and are experiencing unprecedented financial hardship due to an unexpected life crisis, please apply today.

If you can help, give.

The Senior Financial Crisis Fund is supported in part by SAG-AFTRA, which made the initial contribution to seed the fund. We thank them for their donation.

The Fund is part of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Emergency Assistance program, and is made possible through gifts, grants and sponsorships. The Foundation never draws on SAG-AFTRA dues or initiation fees.

Give your support to the Emergency Assistance program.



Davidson Lloyd
Director of Assistance Programs

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has been recognized among U.S. nonprofits, by both Guidestar by Candid and Charity Navigator, for its commitment to accountability and transparency.