Founded in 1937, The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, also known as AFTRA, is a national labor union that represents more than 70,000 performers, journalists and artists in the entertainment industry. It supports various shows related to drama and comedy, news, sports and documentaries. The association's members work as actors, singers, dancers, announcers, hosts, comedians and disc jockeys. Its members perform in various media industries, including television, radio, cable, sound recordings, music videos, commercials, audiobooks, nonbroadcast industrials and interactive games. AFTRA operates The Frank Nelson Sick & Benefit Fund, which provides emergency financial aid to its members. It also manages The AFTRA Foundation, which is a charitable and educational organization funded through voluntary contributions and grants. The association's affiliations include the Associated Actors and Artistes of America, International Federation of Actors, and International Federation of Journalists.