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 90 Cultural Partners receiving support in the most recent grant cycle.

How to Apply for a Bravo Grant 

Bravo is currently accepting applications for the: 
Capital Campaign & Project Grant (CCPG)
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 funding period

Prior to beginning any application, applicants should thoroughly review grant guidelines. Click the button labeled "Reivew CCPG Guidelines" below to view the grant guidelines.

Additional applicant resources are available:

Grants Management System Applicant FAQ
Applicant Profile Questions (fillable PDF for prep only)
Application Questions (fillable PDF for prep only)

Please contact Bravo staff at or (515) 243-0388 with questions. Deadline to apply is March 21, 2018. 


Capital Campaign & Project Grant (CCPG)

The Capital Campaign and Project Grant provides funding for comprehensive capital campaigns and capital projects, such as renovations or rehabilitation of existing facilities, public art or major equipment acquisition. 


2017 Capital Campaign & Project Grant Report
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 Funding Period


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.