Tourism brings employment opportunities, cultural awareness, and helps preserve local culture and traditions. Money gained from tourism can be used to develop new infrastructure and services.
The Mariah Fund is a 501(c)3 Private Foundation, formed to provide capital funding to non-profit organizations in Dodge City, Kansas and other communities of Southwest Kansas, for the exclusive purpose of enhancing regional tourism through both targeted and collaborative efforts. We’ve partnered with over 86 local organizations and communities in 23 Kansas Counties and as of the end of our 2019 grant session, Mariah Fund has granted nearly $2.2 Million, in funding 153 projects with total costs of $17.1 Million and creating total economic impact to Kansas estimated to be $164.99 Million since Mariah Fund’s inception in 2010.
Let us help turn your dream for a better Kansas into a reality.
We believe Southwest Kansas has something really valuable to offer visitors from around the world and we strive to support local organizations who share our passion.
Some of the organizations we’ve helped: