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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bravo Greater Des Moines announced today that its Capital Campaign and Project Grant Cycle 2018 is now open. The money awarded through this grant program helps strengthen arts, culture and heritage organizations and supports a sector that is a key driver of economic development and quality of life.

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. Since 2010, more than $2 million in capital grants has been invested in projects that meet community needs and allow organizations to more effectively and efficiently deliver services.

Applicants eligible to apply for the capital grant include nonprofit arts and culture organizations and agencies, commissions, councils or boards of government with public art projects. All applicants must meet with staff prior to submitting an application.

How to Apply

The Capital Campaign and Project Grant Guidelines with full eligibility and schedule information are available on the Bravo website: Applications will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21.

All Bravo grants are made possible by the 17 local government partners who contribute a portion of hotel/motel tax revenue 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. Central Iowa’s cultural organizations are a driving factor in the success of the region’s livability and economic development which supports business attraction and retention.


About Bravo Greater Des Moines
Investing in the sustainability and growth of arts, culture and heritage nonprofit organizations in Central Iowa is at the heart of Bravo’s purpose. Through competitive grantmaking programs, and with contributions from 17 local government partners, Bravo provides support to a wide range of arts, culture and heritage organizations. These nonprofit cultural partners support a sector that is a key driver of economic activity and quality of life, making Central Iowa a premier place to live, work, play and visit.