About The XA Project

114kB XA symbol

Inspired by Xavier’s extraordinary life and spirit, the Xavier Alexander Atienza Project (dba, The XA Project) provides opportunities for children facing life-threatening illnesses and their families to experience the wonder, beauty and joy of dance, theatre, musical and other artistic performances. The XA Project will also provide opportunities for talented children who may not have the financial resources available to them to train in the performing and martial arts, with the encouragement for them to later share their talents with kids and families facing difficult medical challenges.

Specifically, funds donated to The XA Project will go to the following:

  1. Theatre tickets (and other costs) for pediatric patients and their families to attend concert performances at various community theatre venues (e.g., The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC).

  2. Contributions to community arts organization and/or medical institutions who provide opportunities for professional artists to perform at healthcare facilities that serve pediatric patients (e.g., Children’s National Medical Center, NIH Children’s Inn).

  3. Contributions to performing arts and martial arts organizations for scholarships to train promising young artists who exemplify Xavier’s spirit. Preference will go to organizations that establish relationships with pediatric healthcare institutions and offer demonstrations and/or performances for the patients.

The XA Project will focus initially on arts organizations and healthcare institutions serving children in the Washington, DC and Maryland area.

The XA Project was created and incorporated as a tax-exempt non-stock organization in Maryland in July 2014, and received 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designation from the IRS in September 2014 (Tax ID Number: EIN: 47-1512009). Donations/contributions to The XA Project are tax-deductible under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 170. Bequests, devices, transfers or gifts are tax-deductible under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.


Video courtesy of Daniel McNeill; Music by Jamey Scott