The Actors Fund is a resource for all entertainment professionals in need, crisis or transition. It provides social services and emergency financial assistance, employment and training, housing and health services. Call (312) 372-0989 or go to www.actorsfund.org.
The AFTRA Foundation is building for the future of performers, broadcasters, and recording artists. Founded by the AFTRA National Board of Directors in 1997 as a separate legal entity from the union, the AFTRA Foundation is a charitable and educational organization funded through tax-deductible voluntary contributions, grants, and bequests—not SAG-AFTRA member dues—to support projects outside the scope of normal activities of SAG-AFTRA, including charitable endeavors, special conferences, studies, seminars, and other events. For more information, contact the AFTRA Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SAG Foundation enhances the lives of actors by investing in programs which help them in their professional endeavors. Their financial assistance, catastrophic health, educational and literacy programs reflect the concerns and interests of SAG-AFTRA members as well as their desire to "give back" to their communities. The SAG Foundation is independent from SAG-AFTRA but offers substantive services to union members, free of charge. For details please visit www.sagfoundation.org or call (323) 549-6708.
The Foundation's Catastrophic Health Fund provides grants to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents who suffer from catastrophic illness or injury and are unable to afford the SAG Health Plan's Self-Pay Program. The Fund ensures that every eligible SAG-AFTRA member and his or her family can depend on continued health benefits when they need them most. We work closely with SAG Pension and Health to ensure that everything that can be done will be done to help our members in times of distress. For more information please contact: Lisa Schwartz, Emergency Assistance Administrator 323-549-6773.
Benefits include discounts on travel, computers and entertainment. Union Plus delivers the best benefits through the collective buying power of over 13 million AFL-CIO union members and helps union members enjoy life at a great price. SAG-AFTRA members enjoy discounts on credit services, legal services, pet services, travel, computers, and much more. www.unionplus.org
Backstage is offering SAG-AFTRA Chicago members a free 1-year online subscription. You do need to register with a credit card. After the first year the rate is $9.95/month. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Currently, Backstage has a comprehensive list of casting calls and auditions for actors, dancers, singers and more, primarily in Los Angeles and New York. Visit the site at Backstage.com for a preview of the content.
A special subscription page is available for this offer. The password for the discount is SAGAFTRA.
The product noted herein is provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and is administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.