Local Member Benefits

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, special conferences, studies, seminars, and other events.
For more information, contact Lynda Rivers, AFTRA Foundation, at lynda.rivers@sagaftra.org.

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.

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 locals East of Omaha, Nebraska which includes: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Miami (which includes members in Alabama and Puerto Rico), New Orleans, Atlanta, 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. 

The SAG Foundation's Catastrophic Health Fund

This fund provides grants to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents who suffer from catastrophic illness or injury and are unable to afford the union's 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 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.

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