The max's kansas city project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the arts community.



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Emergency Funding

Important notice in 2005: Our funds are limited too!  We must give priority to the neediest cases. Applicants must be specific about their need (housing, medical, legal) how much they are requesting and the reason. Guidelines are restricted to NY State exceptions are made if the applicant was affiliated with Max's Kansas City Grants awarded go directly for payment of the bill not to the applicant.


About the maxís kansas city project

The maxís kansas city project provides emergency funding & resources to professionals in the creative arts. Individuals who have made their living through their art form either professionally or personally and demonstrate a financial need for medical aid, legal aid or housing.

Criteria for Funding
The non-profit welcomes applications throughout the year to professionals in the creative arts. There are no deadlines. Funding is determined according to the individualís need and is disbursed in the form of a grant not to exceed $1000. Funding will be based on a sliding scale according to each individualís specific case. All applications are reviewed and given consideration according to the most critical situations and urgency. We do accept art or other items that we can auction at one of our events or services in kind in exchange for our assistance if that is a possibility but is not mandatory.

 Get the Criteria for Funding here.

Grant restrictions
Grants are restricted to medical aid, legal aid and housing and will not cover past debts. We serve as a band-aid to assist the individual through a financially difficult period and do not provide funding to any one individual on an ongoing basis, eg., monthly rent. We will make every effort to provide the necessary resources for the financially distressed individual regarding medical needs, legal assistance, and assistance in finding housing if needed. An individual may apply for financial assistance one time in a calendar year.

Selection process
Selection process is determined by a group of professionals from our advisory board. Our advisory board is comprised of highly skilled professionals in the field of health, humanities, housing law and legal aid.

How to apply
You must be a professional in the creative arts. You are required to send a cover letter expressing the nature of your need with the completed application form and all necessary supporting information, including proof of monthly expenses. We will contact you when we receive your application and we will process it as quickly as possible. Please send a self addressed post card or your email address so we can inform you when we receive your application. All information is confidential and that confidentiality will be respected by the board members who review your information.

Please note that the IRS can request case histories from us on any individuals we have funded.

Please read all instructions before filling out your form.

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The max's kansas city project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the arts community.