Bravo Record

Bravo Greater Des Moines has announced that it will grant a record-setting $3 million to 58 Central Iowa arts, cultural and heritage organizations, a 37 percent increase over last year. The biggest grants include $500,000 to Des Moines Performing Arts; $440,000 to Blank Park Zoo Foundation; $283,590 to the Science Center of Iowa; $252,250 to the Des Moines Art Center and $245,000 to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

Other recipients of more than $100,000: Des Moines Metro Opera, $113,976; Des Moines Symphony, $135,000; Des Moines Community Playhouse, $108,674; and Living History Farms, $150,000.

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