The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective (PJC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, created to promote the awareness, education and performance of jazz music, has established a Benevolence Fund to assist working musicians and music teachers whose primary source of income has been directly affected by the State and Federal “stay-at-home” mandates as a result of the COVID-19 emergency of 2020.
This assistance is available to any musician member who was in good standing with PJC at any time within the last four years (2016-2019). We have a record of all who were paid members, and we will do whatever we can to help.
Since this fund relies solely on donations from the community at large, there is no way to predict how much will be available, but we encourage you to submit your requests promptly, as they will be treated on a first come-first served basis. We hope to be able to provide reasonable assistance to all who apply, but we cannot guarantee such. We also would ask that if you have other sources of income (primary job outside of music performance/face-to-face teaching; or retirement or other investment income), that you please allow for us to provide aid to those most in need first – the full-time working musicians. We will consider all requests, but we will indeed prioritize based on need.