May 7, 2020 | New Orleans

Our city’s musicians, artists and service industry workers are what make New Orleans, well, New Orleans. If you need a helping hand or want to give one, click on the links below and learn more.

Culture Aid Nola

Directs aid to culture and hospitality workers


A free artists directory and livestreaming platform with direct tipping capabilities

Gayle Benson Community Assistance Fund

Funds awarded to nonprofits that support service and hospitality workers and other nonprofits

Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund

Offers one-time emergency grants for hospitality workers up to $500

Jazz Foundation of America Musicians' Emergency Fund

Helps musicians with housing and emergency assistance, medical care and disaster relief.

Meals for Musicians

Offers food vouchers for musicians with curbside pickup at Howlin' Wolf

Music Maker Relief Foundation

Provides support for elderly Southern musicians in chronic poverty and emergency aid for artists in crisis siutations

New Orleans Business Alliance relief fund for gig workers

Raises funds for musicians, festival production staff, arena workers, ride-healing drivers and others

NOLA Virtual Tip Jar

Accepts donations that go directly to area service industry workers


Other Ways To Help:

Buy Restaurant Gift Cards

Order Restaurant Delivery or Curbside Pickup