Bravo Awards Over $1.5 Million in Grants to Regional Arts, Culture & Heritage Organizations

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa – Bravo Greater Des Moines awarded Cultural Enrichment Grants totaling more than $1.5 million to 56 arts, culture and heritage organizations across the region. Cultural Enrichment Grants support the operations, programs, activities and educational events of eligible organizations based in central Iowa. These funds help support the vibrant cultural community that central Iowa offers to residents and visitors.

As a regional collaboration of sixteen partner local governments – Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Norwalk, Polk City, Polk County, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights– Bravo Greater Des Moines works to strengthen arts and culture organizations through community cultural leadership, targeted grant investments and support of collaborative projects and initiatives. Bravo invests in the cultural community of central Iowa and recognizes quality of life is a key factor in the success of the region – driving livability, economic development and business attraction and retention. The arts, cultural and heritage organizations receiving funding provide a wide variety of programs, services and activities throughout central Iowa and contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the region.

Eligible organization applications were reviewed based on the merits of the application, the strength of the organization and the impact Bravo investments could make on operations. Bravo is proud to partner with the organizations receiving grant awards to further the impact these groups make in our community.

Bravo FY17 Cultural Enrichment Grants

  • After School Arts Program
  • Altoona Area Historical Society
  • Ankeny Area Historical Society
  • Ankeny Art Center
  • Ankeny City Band
  • Ankeny Community Chorus
  • Ankeny Community Theatre
  • Ballet Des Moines
  • Blank Park Zoo Foundation
  • Central Iowa Wind Ensemble
  • City Voices
  • Civic Music Association of Des Moines
  • Clive Historical Society
  • Clive Public Arts Advisory Commission
  • CultureALL
  • Des Moines Art Center
  • Des Moines Arts Festival
  • Des Moines Choral Society
  • Des Moines Community Orchestra
  • Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • Des Moines Gay Men's Chorus
  • Des Moines Metro Opera
  • Des Moines Performing Arts
  • Des Moines Social Club
  • Des Moines Symphony & Academy
  • Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble
  • Downtown Events Group
  • Gateway Dance Theatre
  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
  • Greater Des Moines Music Coalition
  • Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation
  • Heartland Youth Choir
  • Historic Valley Junction Foundation
  • Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation
  • I'll Make Me a World in Iowa
  • Iowa Architectural Foundation
  • Iowa Asian Alliance
  • Iowa Gold Star Museum
  • Iowa Hall of Pride
  • Iowa Shakespeare Experience
  • Iowa Youth Chorus
  • Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa
  • Latino Resources, Inc.
  • Living History Farms Foundation
  • Metro Arts Alliance
  • Music Under the Stars
  • Polk County Heritage Gallery
  • Pride of Iowa Barbershop
  • Repertory Theater of Iowa
  • Salisbury House Foundation
  • Science Center of Iowa
  • StageWest Theater Company
  • State Historical Museum of Iowa
  • Tallgrass Theatre Company
  • Waukee Area Arts Council
  • West Des Moines Historical Society