SAG-AFTRA Foundation

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The SAG-AFTRA Foundation, founded in 1985, is an educational, humanitarian and philanthropic nonprofit organization. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation offers a wealth of programs and services that enhance the careers of performers in addition to inspiring and serving their professional needs. The foundation also provides financial assistance for members in need. We invite you to take advantage of these free services.

To register with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, click here.


BookPALS (Performing Arts Literacy in Schools)
Give back to your surrounding community as SAG-AFTRA Foundation BookPALS. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation connects SAG-AFTRA members with local schools to read for students during story time. Learn how you can participate.

Hear from well known working actors as they share their experiences in the entertainment industry in front of a live audience followed by Q&A session. These discussions are often recorded and can be viewed online. Click here to view past conversations.

Casting Access Program
Meet and learn from top industry casting professionals and showcase your performance skills. Participants receive relevant and pertinent feedback.

Emergency Services
Obtain assistance during times of crisis or personal need.

Catastrophic Health Fund
Should you or your family find yourselves in the midst of a catastrophic health situation contact the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for support.

Don La Fontaine Voiceover Lab
The state of the art Don La Fontaine Voiceover Lab is open for SAG-AFTRA members between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Utilize the lab to improve voice over skills or work on voice demos and auditions. In addition, attend classroom workshops, seminars and demonstrations led by experts in the classroom space.

John L. Dales Scholarship Fund
Union dues do not support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. As a charity completely separate from SAG-AFTRA, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation is funded by grants and donations. Contributions are tax-deductible. Click here for more information.