There is a lack of relief organizations assisting working musicians who, as members of the creative class, are often at high risk of serious financial harm in times of medical crisis. Often due to a lack of fundamental financial security, stability, and a professional business structure, many artists simply cannot afford basic health care. Musicians are considered self-employed and do not receive employee benefits and are twice as likely as the general public to be uninsured.*
We are dedicated to providing emergency financial assistance and to improving the overall well-being of individual musicians and their families during times of medical crisis.
Currently we provide JWF Musicians Emergency Healthcare Fund financial assistance grants to qualified recipients, including; access to social worker services to help with additional state or federal aid, and navigating the complex healthcare system.
We are working to establish a permanent and ongoing endowment level fund called JWF Musicians’ Emergency Healthcare Fund to help provide a safety net for musicians and their families when they face debilitating medical crisis for years to come.
The Jeremy Wilson Foundation 501(c)3 musicians’ health and services organization makes it possible for friends, family and fans to directly assist individual musicians and their families during medical emergencies. We provide financial assistance grants raised through the Musicians Emergency Healthcare Fund. Grants are tailored to the needs of the individual and may include living assistance of all kinds; to pay medical bills; doctor bills; rent, mortgage, or however may best serve the individual in their time of need. We offer licensed Social Worker services to identify any additional state/national aid or programs that may also be available to recipients.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The Jeremy Wilson Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status when evaluating applications for funding.
*The Jeremy Wilson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the U.S. For U.S. citizens, in general 100% of the donations toward JWF programs, such as the JWF Musicians Emergency Healthcare Fund are deductible for federal income tax purposes. Charitable donations can reduce the taxable income and lower the tax bill of the person who has made the donation—including sponsors if a volunteer is fundraising. Not everyone will be able to deduct their charitable contributions, however. You will need to itemize your tax deductions in order to claim any charitable donation.