Thank you, BRAVO!
Jul 29, 2013
Bravo Greater Des Moines awards Historic Valley Junction Foundation Cultural Enrichment Grant
BRAVO GREATER DES MOINES AWARDS GRANTS TO REGIONAL ARTS, CULTURAL, AND HERITAGE ORGANIZATIONS
Historic Valley Junction has been awarded $25,000 for the 2013/2014 fiscal year. 60% of these funds will be used for the leading arts, cultural and historical events and projects in the district; and 40% of these funds will be used for specific projects for the 10th Anniversary of our Festival Cinco de Mayo scheduled for May 2014.
In an effort to stabilize funding for regional arts, cultural, and heritage organizations, 16 municipalities – Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Norwalk, Polk City, Polk County, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights – have committed a portion of their hotel/motel tax revenues through the establishment of 28E agreements with Bravo Greater Des Moines, which distributes the funds through an annual competitive granting process.
The arts, cultural, and heritage organizations receiving funding provide a wide variety of programs, services, and activities throughout the Greater Des Moines and Central Iowa region. Each organization receiving a grant contributes to the economic and cultural vitality of the region, and Bravo Greater Des Moines strongly encourages residents and visitors to support their efforts.
Bravo Greater Des Moines is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the metro’s arts and cultural community as a key element of a world-class quality of life. For more information, visit www.bravogreaterdesmoines.org.