The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines announced Tuesday the recipients of its Leadership Grants. More than $240,000 will be awarded to local nonprofits to put toward funding projects that strengthen Greater Des Moines by proactively responding to community trends. The following nonprofits received a Leadership Grant:

  • Polk County Conservation: $100,000 for construction of the Jester Park Conservation Center.
  • Community Youth Concepts: $50,000 toward Project Forever Home.
  • Des Moines Water Works Park Foundation -- $35,000 for a feasibility study on starting the Foundation
  • Harbor of Hope -- $35,000 for the Lifetime Recovery Program.
  • Des Moines Art Center -- $20,000 to the Conservation of Environmental Sculpture project.