Residency Requirement: National

Funding: unclear

About PAL

The Pinetop Perkins Foundation announces the The Pinetop Assistance League (PAL). The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide encouragement and support for youth and young people at the beginning of their musical career; and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career. The Pinetop Assistance League (PAL) fulfills the second part of this mission.

Our goal is to provide financial assistance to elderly musicians for medical and living expenses such as:
  • temporary home care services
  • transportation services to and from doctor’s appointments, health and/or social services such as (but not limited to) dialysis, chemo therapy, radiation
  • transport to and from grocery/pharmacy stores etc.
  • doctor visits and procedures
  • emergency services
  • financial aid for household utilities or other basic living expenses
  • assistance with burial costs

This is not a comprehensive list.  If you have a need please contact us via email at


 Although preference will be given to blues artists, musicians in other genres will be eligible depending on available funds. 

  • plays professionally on stage on a local, regional or national level,
  • has played on professional albums/CDs, and
  • is currently making less than $30,000 per year in household adjusted gross income. 
Level of Support

Support  is designed to help during an artists’ emergency situation.

Applicants will be required to fill out a simple application form and provide one letter of reference.

Application Form

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