The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines is honoring nonprofit organizations, civic groups and individuals who are building social capital in our community with the Better Together Award. Organization finalists for the award have been selected and the recipient will be announced at the Community Foundation's Celebration Luncheon & Report to the Community May 3, 2012, at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott from noon to 1:15 p.m. The organization recipient will receive a $2,500 grant from the Community Foundation to advance its social capital work. The individual recipient will receive a $1,000 award to be distributed to the organization of the recipient's choice that is building social capital.
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Gateway Dance Theatre
Meals from the Heartland
World Food Prize
Individual Recipient: David Hurd
Social capital is defined as connections among diverse people or groups, based on trust, that enhance cooperation for mutual benefit. Those who build social capital possess a unique set of skills and attitudes that enable them to collaborate effectively, make connections between diverse sectors, bridge differences and nurture social networks to make a difference.