The Pioneers Assistance Fund has waived the five-year employment eligibility for those needing a Bernie Myerson Emergency Grant due to Hurricane Florence. Anyone who contacts us is eligible to receive a one-time $150 grant, no application required. Please call (888) 994-3863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can help.
For when the unexpected happens
With the Bernie Myerson Emergency Grant, the Pioneers Assistance Fund serves members of the motion picture entertainment industry (exhibition, distribution and trade services) who are in need of emergency funding.
Temporary financial aid for:
- Burial or Cremation
Requires five recent, qualifying years of employment in the motion picture entertainment industry.
To request an application for financial aid, please call (888) 994-3863, ext. 6003, or email us.
- Film Executive
I called the PAF for a colleague who was ill and getting behind on his mortgage. The social workers talked about eligibility and encouraged me to tell my colleague to call for support. They were able to help him until he was back on his feet.
- Marketing Coordinator
My husband’s sudden death left me drained, both financially and emotionally. The PAF not only assisted with burial expenses but also provided supportive bereavement counseling to me and my daughters.
- Exhibitor Employee
My back problems became too much to bear and I had to file for disability. As I waited for payments I used up all my savings. I would have lost my home if the PAF hadn’t helped with my mortgage payment to prevent foreclosure.
- Film Buyer
After becoming permanently disabled, I needed to reduce my expenses. The PAF social workers helped me create a monthly budget so I could keep track of my spending, have enough to pay my bills, and even put away a little for a rainy day.