For years the Kansas City Bear Mafia has sought to create safe environments for friends to social and be themselves. We care about each other and we want to be there when one of our own is in need.
The Kansas City Bear Mafia Community Crisis Fund has been established to help members of our community facing a sudden and unforeseen emergency.
We’re asking anyone in our community who is in a position to help, to give what they can to someone they may not even know.
If you give, we would love to know who you are but that is certainly not required
Your gift may be used to buy food for someone who is hungry, buy medicine for someone who is ill, or even help pay for that one bill that just can’t wait.
So far we have raised $2,881 towards our $5,000 target! That’s 58% of the total!
Thank you to everyone who has supported our community.
You may be approved for assistance funding one time per year. This financial assistance does not need to be repaid; however, it may be considered as taxable income and subject to federal tax regulations.
To be eligible, you must:
Reside in one of these Greater Kansas City counties or the surrounding area—Kansas: Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Wyandotte; Missouri: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte
Within the application, you may request the amount of funds needed to address the emergency, explain the need for funding, and attach documentation supporting the request. Requests will be considered and approved or denied contingent on the nature of the emergency and the validity of supporting documents.
Fund requests are reviewed and processed by the Admin Committee. Approved funds will be paid directly to a vendor on your behalf. Funds are limited.
Examples of covered expenses
- Overdue mortgage or rent, or a utility bill with a shut-off notice, owed due to job loss stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, or due to other circumstances
- Other financial needs arising from special circumstances (determined on a case-by-case basis)
Examples of expenses not covered (this is not an exhaustive list)
- Current utility bills or non-essential personal bills such as cell phone, cable, credit card, etc.
- Expenses mistakenly incurred, such as parking tickets, fines and legal or court fees
- Funds to replace lost or stolen items
Please submit your request below. Your information will remain secure and only Kansas City Bear Mafia admin committee members will see your information.
Please provide as much detail as possible. If you’d rather not use the form please email email@example.com and attach any relevant documents (bills, etc.)