Emergency Funds for Musicians

Musicians Foundation

Helps professional musicians by providing emergency financial assistance in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses.

Musicians Foundation

875 6th Avenue, Suite 2303
New York, NY  10001
Phone: (212) 239-9137
Fax: (212) 239-9138
E-mail: info@musiciansfoundation.org
Website: www.musiciansfoundation.org


Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund

The JMEF is committed to helping jazz professionals, especially older musicians, overcome their hard times and to help them get back on their feet, making emergency funds available for immediate needs.

Jazz Foundation of America
322 West 48th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 245-3999

Email: pledge@jazzfoundation.org
Website: www.jazzfoundation.org/emergency_fund.php


MusicCares Foundation
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. With offices in New York, Nashville, Chicago, Austin, and Santa Monica and Hollywood, CA.

MusicCares Foundation

Each region has its own toll-free help line:

West Coast: (800) 687-4227

Central: (877) 626-2748

Northeast: (877) 303-6962

Email: MusiCares@grammy.com

Website: www.grammy.com/MusiCares

Society of Singers Financial Aid
The Society helps singers meet financial needs resulting from crises or other circumstances. Charitable grants may be provided toward basic necessities of life such as food, shelter, utilities, medical/dental assistance, HIV/AIDS treatment, substance abuse rehab, psychotherapy and other basic expenses.

Society of Singers
15456 Ventura Blvd. #304
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: (818) 995-7100

FAX: (818) 995-7466

Helpline: (866) 767-7671

Email: sos@singers.org

Website: www.singers.org


The Rhythm and Blues Foundation

Provides emergency financial assistance and career recognition awards to artists and practitioners of rhythm and blues music who worked and/or recorded rhythm and blues music in the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s.

Rhythm and Blues Foundation
100 S. Broad Street, Suite 420
Philadelphia, PA  19110
Phone: (215) 568-1080
Fax: (215) 568-1026

Email: kmvconnelly@aol.com

Website: www.rhythmblues.org


Music Maker Relief Foundation
Helps the pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern musical traditions gain recognition and meet their day to day needs. Criteria for recipients is they be rooted in a Southern musical tradition, be 55 years or older and have an annual income less than $18,000. Life Maintenance – Grants for necessities such as food, medical needs, housing. Emergency Relief – Substantial one-time grants to recipients in crisis (medical, fire, theft, etc.).

Music Maker Relief Foundation
224 W. Corbin St.
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Phone: (919) 643-2456
Fax: (888) 238-8592

Email: info@musicmaker.org

Website: www.musicmaker.org

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
Provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. The applicant must be a musician who has regular public performances, or performed on at least three widely released recordings (audio or audiovisual), or written music that has been performed on three widely released recordings, or published on three occasions.

Sweet Relief

4952 Warner Ave., #100

Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Phone: (714) 846-3030

Fax: (714) 846-3636
Email: info@sweetrelief.org

Website: www.sweetrelief.org



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