Fall Grant Cycle 2018 Is OPEN!

Bravo Greater Des Moines invests in arts, culture and heritage organizations in Central Iowa support a sector that is a key driver of economic activity and quality of life in the region. Grantee organizations help draw regional tourism, increase resident satisfaction, help attract and retain talent and help make central Iowa a premier place to work live and play. Bravo provides support to the majority of our region’s diverse cultural offerings with more than 70 Cultural Partners receiving support in the most recent grant cycle.

How to Apply for a Bravo Grant 

Bravo is currently accepting applications for:
Cultural Enrichment Grant (CEG) and Local Arts Program Grant (LAPG)

Prior to beginning any application, applicants should thoroughly review grant guidelines. Click the buttons next to each grant listed below to access the grant guidelines.

Additional applicant resources are available:

Grants Management Portal Applicant FAQ
Applicant Profile Questions (fillable PDF)
CEG Application Questions (fillable PDF)
LAPG Application Questions (fillable PDF)

Please contact Bravo staff at grants@bravogreaterdesmoines.org or (515) 243-0388 with questions.


Cultural Enrichment Grant (CEG)

This grant program provides unrestricted general operating support to eligible arts, culture and heritage organizations in central Iowa. This crucial funding supports investments in our growing cultural community and stability among our grantees.


Local Arts Program Grant (LAPG)

This grant program provides funding for eligible non-arts organizations presenting arts and culture programs that advance their mission.


Capital Campaign & Project Grant (CCPG)

Bravo is not currently accepting applications for this grant. Bravo's capital grant provides support to capital campaigns and projects for eligible organizations.