The Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau (Ames CVB) has announced the recipients of the 2022 Community Grant Program.
More than $86,000 was awarded to 28 organizations for events and activities occurring in calendar year 2022. This is the 16th year of the Community Grant Program. In total, the Ames CVB has awarded $1,045,358 in grants.
The Ames CVB established the Community Grant Program to support a wide range of events and activities that are open to the public. Grants are awarded annually on the basis of merit as determined by the Ames CVB Grant Committee and are administered by the Ames CVB.
Grant funds are available to develop events and activities that improve the quality of life for Ames residents and have the potential to attract visitors to the Ames area or enhance a visitor’s experience.
2022 Ames CVB Community Grant recipients
Ames History Museum Community Ice Cream Social
Ames Main Street Community Grant
Community Singalong, sponsored by Ames Community Theater (ACTORS)
Run for the Roses, sponsored by Alpha Omicron Pi and Ames Area Running Club
Ames Main Street Farmers Market
Ames Pridefest 2022
Dancenter Dancer Showcase
Youth Strings Showcase, presented by Friends of Ames Strings and ISU Dept. of Music & Theatre
Friendship Ark’s 5K on the 4th
Ames Grand Prix, sponsored by India Cultural Association of Central Iowa
State Games of America and Athlete Tailgate, organized by Iowa Sports Foundation
Community Service Day, sponsored by ISU Campus Service Council
Tribute to 8-Track Music by KHOI Radio and Stephens Auditorium
Maximum Ames Music Festival
Octagon Art Festival
Reiman Gardens’ Spirits in the Gardens
Senior Variety Show
Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games
Goldfinch on the Lawn, presented by Stephens Auditorium
Story County Medical Center Relay Race
Shrek the Musical, Jr., presented by Story Theatre Company
The Collective Mending Sessions by Threadit & c.r.studio
Amber Cowan Exhibition at University Museums
Iowa State University Winterfest
Independence Day Fireworks, presented by Ames CVB
Apply for 2023 grants
Organizations are encouraged to apply for 2023 grants. The application period will open this spring, and applications are due Oct. 14, 2022.
Applications are accepted from public and private organizations who demonstrate the ability to complete the proposed event or activity. Events can be cultural, educational, recreational, or artistic. The grant program is designed to encourage wide participation and innovative proposals.
To apply, organizations must complete the grant application form. The Ames CVB Community Grant Committee will review applications and make recommendations to the Ames CVB Board of Directors for final approval.
For more information about the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant Program go to https://www.thinkames.com/about-us/ames-community-grant-program/