Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity has a history of investing in Des Moines’ core neighborhoods. Our Launch Grant helps us do even more to ensure these neighborhoods have the resources to thrive.

In pursuit of our mission, GDM Habitat seeks to create small sparks in our target neighborhoods through the newly created Neighborhood Launch Grant program. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to organizations, small businesses, and individual residents. These funds will go toward projects that improve quality of life and create impact in the neighborhood by bringing residents together.

Grant opportunities are currently available to those in the following neighborhoods:

  • Columbus Park
  • Drake
  • Fairgrounds
  • Highland Park
  • Historic East Village
  • King Irving
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
  • Mondamin Presidential
  • Oak Park
  • River Bend
  • Union Park
  • Watrous South

Not sure what neighborhood you live in? Use the City of Des Moines’ online Show Me My House tool.

Requests will be considered in the following categories:

  • Youth Programs/Resources
  • Arts/Culture
  • Small Business
  • Neighborhood Beautification
  • Recreation/Wellness
  • Food Security
  • Education/Literacy
  • Workforce Development


Contact Victoria Moon at or (515) 471-8686.

Apply today

GDM Habitat for Humanity

95 University Ave., Suite 1
Des Moines, Iowa 50314


Office Hours
Mon. – Fri. 8:00am – 4:00pm

East Euclid ReStore

2200 E. Euclid Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50317

For donations, call 515-309-0224

Store Hours
Mon. – Sat. 9:00am – 6:00pm

Urbandale ReStore

4033 NW Urbandale Dr.
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

For donations, call 515-309-0224

Store Hours
Mon. – Sat. 9:00am – 6:00pm