Local Member Benefits

AFTRA Foundation

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, AFTRAFoundation@sagaftra.org or 212-863-4315.

The SAG Foundation

The SAG Foundation enhances the lives of members by investing in programs that 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.

Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF)

The Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) s an emergency financial assistance fund of the SAG-AFTRA and serves members in the New York region and all Branches East of Omaha, Nebraska which includes: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Florida which includes members in Louisiana, North Carolina and Puerto Rico, Georgia, Nashville, Philadelphia and Washington-Baltimore. This program is administered through the Actors Fund of America, (212) 221-7300, Ext. 119.

 The MPPWF is designed to assist eligible members who are struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis. Financial assistance is available for rent, utilities, mental health and medical care as well as other basic living expenses. 

AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union

From Coogan accounts to savings and checking accounts, auto and home loans, investments, retirement and estate planning, AFTRA-SAG FCU provides superior financial services to everyone in the business of entertaining.  Like you, our goal is to exceed expectations — to outperform at every stage. www.aftrasagfcu.org/