Bravo Greater Des Moines yesterday announced it has approved grants for more than $3 million for 58 regional arts, culture and heritage organizations.

The funding level is a record for Bravo and a 37 percent increase over last year.

Des Moines Performing Arts received an award of $500,000. The Blank Park Zoo Foundation received $440,000, the Science Center of Iowa received $283,590, Edmundson Art Foundation received $252,250, and the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden was awarded $245,000.

The full award list


After School Arts Program (ASAP)


Ankeny Art Center


Ankeny City Band


Ankeny Community Chorus


Ballet Theatre of Des Moines


Blank Park Zoo Foundation


Central Iowa Wind Ensemble


City of Altoona Parks Department


City of Clive - Public Arts Advisory Commission


Civic Music Association of Des Moines


Clive Historical Society




Des Moines Arts Festival


Des Moines Community Orchestra


Des Moines Community Playhouse


Des Moines Diversity Chorus


Des Moines Gay Men's Chorus


Des Moines Metro Opera


Des Moines Performing Arts


Des Moines Social Club


Des Moines Symphony Association


Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble


Downtown Events Group (WOW Festival)


Edmundson Art Foundation (Des Moines Art Center)


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 Irish Inc.


Iowa Shakespeare Experience


Iowa Youth Chorus


Latino Resources, Inc.


Living History Farms Foundation


Metro Arts Alliance


Music Under the Stars


Norwalk Easter Public Library


Polk City Development Corporation (4 Seasons)


Repertory Theater of Iowa


Salisbury House Foundation


Science Center of Iowa


StageWest Theater Company


State Historical Museum of Iowa


Tallgrass Theatre Company


Terrace Hill Society Foundation


Urbandale Historical Society


Waukee Area Arts Council


West Des Moines Historical Society


Windsor Heights Foundation


World Food Prize