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Dear San Francisco-Northern California Member,

It is crucial in the coming weeks that we work together and advocate for our fellow members and our local communities.

Please know that during this difficult time, SAG-AFTRA’s top priority is the health, safety and well-being of our members. We are aware of the challenges many members face as production has temporarily ceased. SAG-AFTRA is regularly updating its COVID-19 resource page on the website with the latest updates so please continue to check this site.

To assist members of the San Francisco-Northern California Local, we have compiled critical resources available to members living in California and have listed these below. This will be updated online as needed.

While this evolving situation seems to be moving quickly at times, please know your local staff are working remotely to ensure the union’s core functions, including residuals processing, continue.

Download the SAG-AFTRA member app to be the first to receive the latest news. Sign up for direct deposit so residuals are securely deposited in your bank account. Watch your emails for the latest updates and possible calls to action. Stay safe by following the advice of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the guidance of local government authorities. And please look out for one another.

In unity,

Kathryn Howell
SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local President

Food Banks

Food Bank
The Women's Building Food Bank
The Food Locator
Sacramento Food bank
San Francisco - Marin Food Bank
San Mateo County Health
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Financial Assistance

CA EDD Unemployment
California EDD Tips & Best Practices
Actors Guide to California Unemployment Benefits
Arts Grants: Up to $2,000 for individuals, $25,000 for organizations
One Fair Wage Emergency Fund
United States Bartenders' Guild National Charity Foundation
The Safety Net Fund

Businesses and workers

San Francisco paid sick leave
County of Santa Clara: Assistance & Guidance for Businesses and Workers
San Francisco: Assistance and Guidance for Businesses and Workers 
Small Business Associations San Francisco District Office
NorCal Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
Northern CA Grantmakers Arts Loan Fund
SF Arts Relief Fund
Arts Loans: [Housed within Northern California Grantmakers] Up to $50,000 at 2.5% interest rate
Arts Grants: Up to $2,000 for individuals, $25,000 for organizations
Berkeley City Council: Berkeley Relief Fund (includes grants for residential tenants, small business, and nonprofit art organizations)


Comcast Internet Support
Spectrum COVID-19 Remote Education Credit
PG&E Residential Customers and Businesses
CA Public Utilities Commission  


Nextdoor – Social Neighborhood forum
Facebook SAG-AFTRA

Mental health

CDC's Guidance on Managing Anxiety & Stress
CA.gov Resources for emotional support and wellbeing

General Health

Covered California
CDC's Guidance on Proper Handwashing
CDC's Guidance on Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette

Official Public Health Agencies

California Department of Public Health
San Francisco Public Health

Aggregated resources from other entities

One Degree
Onward CA
COVID-19: Resources on Federal and State Policy and Assistance- UC Berkeley Labor Center
California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO Resource Page
San Mateo Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Resource
CAIR Resources
CA Arts Council
United Way – Bay Area
United Way - Northern California
United Way – California Capital Region (Sacramento Area)


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