Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Emergency Fund


Emergency Fund


The SCBWI Emergency Fund has been established to provide assistance to SCBWI members of at least six months’ standing in times of emergency or hardship. The emergency or hardship could involve, for example, matters of health, family issues, or natural disasters that are in any way restricting or preventing an SCBWI member’s ability to work as an author or illustrator.


There is a $1,500 cap on any given grant, and no member may receive the grant more than twice. SCBWI does not expect to be reimbursed for grants made from the Emergency Fund.







Eligibility: Applications for assistance can come from the individual member seeking the aid or from someone noting their member friend or associate is in need of assistance. Applications are confidential and not shared outside the organization. 


Members, please fill out the application HERE. The applicant will receive an electronic confirmation and all communications will be by email unless the applicant indicates no access to a computer. 


To learn more about the Emergency Fund, please click read the FAQs HERE  




By Mail

Please send a check to:

SCBWI Emergency Fund
6363 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 425
Los Angeles, CA 90048


By PayPal

Please click this donate button to donate via Paypal. On that page, select “Emergency/Tribute Fund” in the dropdown field.


Your contribution will be announced in the following Bulletin. Dollar amounts will not be listed. If you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate so in your letter.



If you wish make your donation online, you can use the form below to make a donation online using your credit card.



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