Dedicated to Helping Pacific Northwest Writers Facing Medical Emergencies
The fund helps professional science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery writers living in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska deal with the financial burden of medical expenses.
We generally follow the standards of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) for Active or Associate membership in determining professional status.
We would like to be able to give grants to writers to help them get started and to cover general expenses, but our small size and our charter require us to limit grants to professional writers to help them with medical expenses.
The Clayton Memorial Medical Fund was founded in July 1996 as the Oregon SF Emergency Fund by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI) in response to the illness of Portland writer Jo Clayton. Our initial funding came from a national campaign by writers and fans of science fiction and fantasy and to help Jo. The fund has since assisted other writers in the region.
To apply for aid, please fill in the application form and email it to us.
If you know of a Northwest writer needing help because of illness or injury, or if you are a writer needing such help, please contact the fund at:
Clayton Memorial Medical Fund
P.O. Box 5703
Portland, Oregon 97228
Donations may also be sent to the “Clayton Memorial Medical Fund/OSFCI” at the above address. OSFCI is a 501(c)(3) corporation.
Painting by Jo Clayton
Copyright (c) 1998, Jo Clayton Estate