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$712,000 invested to provide cultural experiences

The Community Foundation and Bravo Greater Des Moines recognize that with budget constraints, many schools do not have funding to provide field experiences for students. The organizations created Connecting Kids and Culture to bridge that gap and respond to this important community need. The program provides funding for admission fees and transportation to educational experiences outside the classroom and provides opportunities for educators to bring local arts and cultural experiences into their schools, while directly aligning community-based arts and cultural learning to core curriculum objectives. The Community Foundation and Bravo combined contributions from The Principal Charity ClassicŽ to start Connecting Kids and Culture in 2007 and continue to use yearly contributions from the event to support the program. “This program is brilliant. It boosts the revenue of participating cultural organizations and opens the classroom to new cultural experiences. We are so thankful for this funding that allows our organization to engage teachers and their students in purposeful discovery about the world around them.� Sherry Gupta Executive Director CULTUREALL

2013 Annual Report | Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines


Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines 2013 Annual Report