(DODGE CITY, Kan.) — A private foundation releases its first round of grants in southwest Kansas, awarding more than $90,000.
It is known as the Mariah Fund. Its money will help nine organizations throuhout the area. One of them is the Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City.
Boot Hill was granted the fund's highest award. Museum officials say they will use the money toward marketing.
"For many years we didn't have any funding at all to do it, so we think we have a really good product, but if we can't tell people about it, then it's unfortunate and they don't know to come. So it's huge," said Lara Brehm with Boot Hill. "We really hope it increases our attendance, which then increases our revenue, and just an over-better situation for the museum".
The Mariah Fund is a private foundation created to provide funding for tourism in southwest Kansas. Severa other cities, including Kinsley and Jetmore, also received grants.