Since 1985, the non-profit SAG Foundation has celebrated actors with programs that assist, educate and inspire union members in their careers, lives and communities.
Those who have had a chance to attend a SAG Foundation event know that the Foundation offers quality programming and we're thrilled that there will be even more opportunities for SAG-AFTRA New York members to experience the great work of the Foundation. From inviting established professionals to share their experiences to honoring the importance of learning, the SAG Foundation is there for you.
Sign up today on the SAG Foundation website (www.sagfoundation.org) to receive event notifications and begin participating, volunteering and contributing to a cause that celebrates actors and the lives they lead.
Following are a few things to know about the SAG Foundation:
They’re Your Biggest Fans!
They’re actors helping actors, with programs made available to you at no cost, through the support of grants and donations. Here's how they can help you:
New York Casting Access Project (NYCAP)
Free workshops offered in an intimate setting gives actors the chance to hone their audition skills with leading casting professionals.
High-profile actors share their wisdom, experience and work with a live audience in a moderated Q&A.
Career-focused seminars on the business of acting give you the tools you need to succeed.
BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools)
Urging you to be an active part of your community, BookPALS engages over 2200 volunteers reading to over 100,000 children weekly at public elementary schools, shelters and hospitals across the country. Who better to bring the written word to life than an actor? Volunteer today!
John L. Dales Scholarship Fund
This scholarship competition for SAG-AFTRA members and their children has already awarded more than 6 million dollars in scholarships at accredited institutions of learning.
Self-Pay Assistance and Catastrophic Health Fund
Since 1985, the SAG Foundation has given over 20 million dollars to actors in medical distress.
That's just the beginning...
Union dues do not support the SAG Foundation. As a charity completely separate from the SAG-AFTRA, the SAG Foundation is funded by grants and donations. Contributions are tax-deductible.
We encourage you to get to know the SAG Foundation. They can help you, and you can help them continue their mission of support. Find out more at www.sagfoundation.org.