NYWIFT Emergency Resource Directory

New York Women in Film & Television stands in solidarity with WGA and SAG AFTRA.

If you are able to, please consider donating to a resource below to support your fellow freelance artists. If you have additional resources to suggest, please contact us at communications@nywift.org.


General Strike Information



NYC MOME Resources for Creatives Impacted by WGA and SAG Strikes

SAG AFTRA Foundation

SAG AFTRA Strike Hub

Writers Guild of America East

WGA Strike Hub


Financial and Urgent Need Programs


Financial Assistance Programs:

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund

Artists Fellowship Financial Aid Program

ASJA Writers Emergency Fund

Authors League Fund Emergency Grant

Behind the Scenes Serious Illness or Injury Grant

Bernie Myers Emergency Grant Fund

Carnegie Fund for Authors

CERF+ Artists Safety Net Funds

Creatives Rebuild New York – Emergency Grants

Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund)

Foundation for Contemporary Artists Emergency Grants

Go for PAs Alliance

The Haven Foundation Emergency Grants

Hollywood Support Staff Relief Fund (HSSRF)

IATSE Local 52 Financial Assistance Fund

IATSE Local 600 International Cinematographers’ Guild Member Assistance Program

IATSE Local 798, Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Member Assistance Program

Inevitable Foundation Emergency Fund for Disabled Writers

Max’s Kansas City Project Emergency Grant

Motion Picture & Television Fund Financial Assistance Program

Musicians Foundation Emergency Grant

NYFA Funds and Grants

Pen America Writers Emergency Fund

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

Pre-WGA & Support Staff Resource Hub

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grant

SAG AFTRA Foundation Emergency Financial Assistance and Disaster Relief Fund

SAG AFTRA Federal Credit Union Loans and Assistance Program

The Union Solidarity Coalition Fund

WGAE Strike Fund


Food & Unemployment Programs:

Feeding America Food Banks

GLWD: Medically Tailored Meals for New Yorkers Living with Serious Illness

Green Envelope Grocery Aid or email greenenvelopegroceryaid@gmail.com

Humanitas Groceries for Writers

NYC Emergency Food Resources

NYC Food Assistance Programs

NYC Unemployment & Insurance Application

Two Hell’s Kitchen Restaurants Offer Strikers “Dine Now Pay Later”

WGAE New York Unemployment FAQs


Hot Lines:

IATSE Safety Hotline Program

WIF LA Help Line



Advocacy & Donations


Burritos for Striking Workers Crowdfunding Campaign

DSA Snack List: Support Entertainment Workers on Strike

Endorse SAG AFTRA Contract Campaign

Endorse WGA Contract Campaign



Business and Professional Development Resources


Backstage: Resources for Actors During the SAG-AFTRA Strike

Tips, Tools, and Resources for Black-Owned Small Businesses and LLCs

Unemployment Benefits Information

Freelancers Union

Sundance Co//ab Online Courses



Personal Resources 


Domestic Violence Support – WFN

IATSE Safety Hotline Program

NYS Youth Leadership Council Resources for Undocumented People

Planned Parenthood

Women in Film LA Help Line