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 

Information regarding the fall grant cycle will be posted the week of August 20, 2018. The cycle will open Wednesday, September 5, 2018 with a deadline of Wednesday, October 3, 2018. 

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

Please contact Bravo staff at 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.