Capacity Building Grant Spotlight: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Dec. 28, 2017 null



The Community Foundation is dedicated to improving the organizational governance and management of nonprofit organizations in our community. We are pleased to have awarded two Capacity Building Grants to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden over the past four years.


“The Community Foundation's Capacity Building Grants have served as powerful resources to advance our nonprofit,” shares Stephanie Jutila, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden CEO. “The first supported our inaugural strategic plan that has been essential to the growth trajectory we have sustained the past four years.” 


The most recent Capacity Building Grant funded an upgrade to the Botanical Garden’s financial procedures in preparation for future organizational growth.


“In so many ways the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines is a champion for best practices in nonprofit management and an investor in nonprofits that want to grow in smart and sustainable ways.” Stephanie adds. “In the end our community is the recipient of the Community Foundation's generosity and leadership.”