Photo credit: Gateway Dance Theatre performs "Gospel Suite" at Grinnell College 


Bravo Greater Des Moines leverages community resources to maximize the impact of arts, culture and heritage to advance regional priorities. A primary way we do this is through our grant programs. Bravo’s grant recipients draw tourists, increase resident satisfaction, help attract and retain talent and generally make Greater Des Moines a premier place to live, work and play.

Since 2006, Bravo has awarded 964 grants to more than 100 arts, culture and heritage organizations and programs totaling more than $38 million.

Cultural Enrichment Grant (CEG)

Bravo offers financial support to fund the operations, programs and educational activities of eligible applicants in Greater Des Moines. Applicants must be a 501(c) nonprofit organization with a primary focus of arts, culture or heritage.

The 2020 grant cycle is closed.

Capital Project Grant (CPG)

Bravo offers financial support for capital projects that increase access to and elevate the quality of arts and cultural experiences in Greater Des Moines. Applicants must be a current Bravo Cultural Partner receiving GC20 Cultural Enrichment Grant funding.

The 2020 grant cycle is closed.

Public Art Grant (PAG)

Bravo offers financial support to its local government partners for public art projects that generate more artistic and cultural expression in the Greater Des Moines region. Applicants must be a city with a current 28E agreement with Bravo.

The 2020 grant cycle is closed.

Please contact Bravo staff at or 515.243.0388 with questions.


Grant funding from Bravo Greater Des Moines is made possible by the contributions of the following local government partners: Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Polk County, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights.