The Jeremy Wilson Foundation 501(c)3 musicians' health and services organization.
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 through the Musicians’ Emergency Healthcare Program. Grants are tailored to the needs of the individual and may include assistance of all kinds: to pay medical bills, rent or mortgage, or any living expenses that will best serve the individual in their time of need. Applicants work with a social services team member to identify additional local, state, or national aid or programs that may also be available to them.
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 typically receive employee benefits so they 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.
Through the JWF Musicians’ Emergency Healthcare Program we provide financial assistance grants and social services to qualified recipients to help with additional state or federal aid and navigating the complex healthcare system.
We are working to establish the JWF Musicians’ Emergency Healthcare Fund as a permanent and ongoing endowment-level fund. We hope to provide a safety net for musicians and their families when they face debilitating medical crises for years to come.
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.