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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Our 2024 Grant Application period:

Opens on February 1, 2024 and Closes February 29, 2024.

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.

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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…