There’s No Place Like Kansas

The Mariah Fund helps non-profit organizations across Southwest Kansas enhance tourism through funding and collaboration.

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$164,990,000 in Local Economic Benefit

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 Western Kansas, for the exclusive purpose of enhancing regional tourism through both targeted and collaborative efforts. We’ve partnered with dozens of local organizations and communities and as of the end of the 2018 grant session, Mariah Fund’s approximate total economic impact to Kansas is estimated to be $164.99 Million since its inception in 2010.

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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.

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Some of the organizations we’ve helped:

Grant Updates
May 4, 2018

Boot Hill Museum

"Mariah Fund recently made a grant commitment of $500,000 to Boot Hill Museum, Dodge City, Kansas, beginning in 2019, to support Boot Hill Museum’s expansion plans to construct a new…
Grant Updates
April 4, 2018

Lake Scott State Park

"Mariah Fund granted $11,046.32 to complete a County-wide found raising drive to build a new playground for children at the Lake. Working with Scott County, Kansas Community Foundation and Park…
Grant Updates
March 4, 2018

LPGA Symetra Tour – Garden City Charity Classic – 2018

"Mariah Fund has been Presenting Sponsor of the LPGA-Symetra Tour event since 2015, the only LPGA event played in Kansas at this time. The Symetra Tour brings an average of…