Kansas City Bear Mafia 2019 Beneficiaries

Kansas City is a beautiful city. Just like you, we believe in genuine love and equal rights for all LGBTQ+ individuals, especially those right here in our hometown. We’re committed to doing everything we can to help strengthen, grow, and support our community.

Every year the members of the Kansas City Bear Mafia work to raise funds for local organizations that share in this mission. Through an application process, local LGBTQ+ organizations apply for funding to support their projects that better the community. Once applications are submitted members vote to select our benefactors.

Kansas City Center for Inclusion

The Kansas City Center for Inclusion, Inc. (KCCI) is Kansas City’s LGBTQIA+ resource center. Founded in 2017, KCCI is proud to focus on the future of our family here in Kansas City, as we strive for a cohesive community.Their Mission:

To operate exclusively for charitable purposes by providing a safe, welcoming community space where LGBTQIA+ individuals, their families, friends, and straight allies can come for education, resources, and activities; and by providing community outreach in building a cohesive LGBTQIA+ community in the Midwest.

For more information about The Kansas City Center for Inclusion, visit their website::


MAFB proudly represents the LGBTQIA community, performing at a wide variety of venues across the Kansas City metropolitan area including area churches, local parades, street festivals, and concert halls. In 2012–13, MAFB performed at Unity Temple, Spirit of Hope MCC, Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Parade, All Soul’s Unitarian Church, Kansas City AIDS Walk, Troost Festival, and has been invited to play at both Kansas City and St. Joseph Pride events. Liberty Memorial has requested our musicians perform for its Veterans’ Day Ceremony in November. The season for 2015–16 currently has a 3-concert season of the concert band with 5 performances, 4 jazz band appearances, and 2 parades scheduled with more to be added to the jazz band and parade calendar.

Learn more about the Freedom Band and see their concert schedule on their website:


The mission of KC CARE is to promote health and wellness by providing quality care, access, research, and education to the underserved and all people in our community.

They accomplish their mission by:
RESPECTING the dignity of each individual. SERVING a diverse community. PROVIDING culturally competent, quality care WORKING collaboratively with volunteers. CULTIVATING partnerships throughout our community. ADAPTING to the changing needs of the community. EMBRACING healthcare innovation and research. EDUCATING the healthcare workforce. MAXIMIZING our financial resources.

Learn more about the KC Care health Center, visit their website: