The Jeremy Wilson Foundation 501(c)3 nonprofit is a musicians’ health and service organization. Our mission is to support the hard-working musicians of Oregon & Clark County, WA through medical emergencies.
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.
Through our JWF Musicians Emergency Healthcare Fund we provide 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.
Sustainability & Longevity: 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.
*Musicians Healthcare Survey conducted for the JWF by MDC Research