Bravo Greater Des Moines invests in arts, culture and heritage organizations in central Iowa as key drivers 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 56 grantee organizations receiving support in the most recent grant cycle.

How to Apply for a Bravo Grant 

Prior to beginning any application, applicants should thoroughly review grant guidelines. Applications for each grant program must be submitted through Bravo's grants management portal. The New Applicant FAQ will help new applicants establish accounts and navigate the portal for the first time.

Both new and returning applicants are required to complete the Applicant Profile prior to beginning a new application. All applicants will be prompted to complete it upon successfully logging into their accounts.

Please contact Bravo staff at or (515) 243-0388 with questions.


Capital Campaign & Project Grant (CCPG)

Applications for this program are now being accepted until 3:00 p.m. on

Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Bravo Greater Des Moines supports capital campaigns and project through our capital grant program.

Please review grant guidelines before beginning an application. GC17 CCPG Application Questions are also available to review in advance of applying.

Please note that all applicants must meet with Bravo staff about their campaign/project no later than Wednesday, March 22, 2017.


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 new grant program provides funding for eligible organizations presenting arts and culture programs at the local level. This award is intended drive access to high-demand, community-based arts and culture experiences.