As the world and our country are being turned upside down by the effects of COVID-19, the Jeremy Wilson Foundation (JWF) Musicians’ Emergency Healthcare Fund needs your help to prepare for the enormous medical and financial burden faced by musicians and music professionals in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. As a 501(c)3 musicians’ health and services organization, the JWF is in a unique position to facilitate this fund. Your support will make a direct and lasting impact on the lives of our local musical community.
Due to unprecedented venue closings and performance cancellations, our local musicians and their families are struggling to find alternative ways to pay basic bills. Their health and well-being are already at a crisis level due to the stress and knowledge that the ongoing challenges have just begun. The JWF Musicians’ Emergency Healthcare Fund wants to provide as much assistance as we can – and we need your help to do this.
We have created a special DONOR-DIRECTED FUND to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the coronavirus. Funds raised will go toward medical expenses, lodging, food, and other vital living expenses for musicians based in Oregon and Clark County, WA impacted by sickness or loss of work.
We understand that this worldwide catastrophe is impacting all of us. If you have the means, please help our vulnerable yet vital musical community weather the storm.
To donate to the JWF Covid-19 Musicians Relief Fund, please give directly through this site.
You can also send a donation made out to Jeremy Wilson Foundation to:
The Jeremy Wilson Foundation
1028 SE Water Ave STE 230
Portland, OR 97214
Include memo: Covid-19 Musicians Relief Fund
Our goal of $25,000.00 is just a drop in the bucket of the anticipated need. Let's see if we can reach or exceed this goal for a worthy cause!
Once assistance funds are secured, we will communicate to Oregon and Clark County, Washington artists how they can apply for grants.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis and the upheaval it has caused our local music community, The Jeremy Wilson Foundation (JWF) is making every effort to provide as much support and guidance as possible to assist those in need. Along with JWF’s current COVID-19 Relief Fund, we are committed to connecting fund applicants to local and national assistance programs that may be able to help beyond potential JWF grants. We encourage you to look over our resources page for programs that might fit your needs. https://thejwf.org/resources/
If you have a need that is not listed in the resources page, we urge you to connect with 211. 211 is a long-standing resource in our community that provides information and referrals to basic needs programs such as food, shelter, health care and more. 211serves all 36 Oregon counties, and Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties in Southwest Washington.By calling 211 from your Oregon or Washington phone number Monday-Friday 8AM-6PM, you will reach local, certified specialists who will listen to your needs and offer detailed referrals to local nonprofit and government programs. 211 can also be contacted by text, email, or the mobile app, or you can independently search their online database for resources on their website anytime. 211 also currently has a COVID-19 – specific page on their website with the most up-to-date and credible information to address related inquiries and needs. Oregon https://www.211info.org/ Washington https://wa211.org/
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, 100 percent of the donations toward JWF programs are generally 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. You will need to itemize your tax deductions in order to claim any charitable donation.