BRAVO GREATER DES MOINES INVESTS NEARLY $3.9 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDS
Friday, December 6, 2019
Bravo Greater Des Moines (Bravo) announced Grant Cycle 2020 Cultural Enrichment Grants totaling $3,886,250. Awards were made to support general operating expenses of 74 arts, culture and heritage organizations across the region. This is the most Bravo has ever invested in a single cycle.
“For 15 years, Bravo’s primary function has been to invest in the outstanding work being done by our community’s cultural partners. The funds granted out to organizations through this program will help support the vibrant cultural community that Greater Des Moines offers to residents and visitors,” said Bravo Executive Director Sally Dix.
All Bravo grants are made possible by 17 local government partners that each contribute a portion of hotel/motel tax revenue to Bravo to be invested in arts, culture and heritage 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. Greater Des Moines’ cultural organizations are a driving factor in the success of the region’s quality of life and economic development, which supports business attraction and retention.