Grantmaking

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

 Since 2006, Bravo has awarded 896 grants to more than 100 arts, culture and heritage organizations and programs totaling more than $35 million.

How to Apply for a Bravo Grant

Bravo is not currently accepting grant applications at this time.

Capital Campaign & Project Grant (CCPG)

Bravo's capital grant provides support to capital campaigns and projects for eligible organizations. Bravo is not currently accepting applications for this grant. Guidelines and application for this program are typically posted in the spring.

All Bravo grants are made possible by its local government partners who each contribute a portion of hotel/motel tax money to Bravo to be invested in arts and culture organizations and programs – 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.