2018 Variety Grant Recipients

Adaptive Sports Iowa: Racing and throwing chair for physically challenged student athletes, Ames 


Amanda the Panda: Curriculum supplies and volunteer training, West Des Moines 


American Home Finding: Renovations to kitchen facility, Ottumwa  


Ames Foundation: Construction of inclusive playground and Miracle League field, Ames


Arc of East Central Iowa: Shower chair, audiobooks and soft positioning items, Cedar Rapids


After School Arts Program (ASAP): Art studio supplies for art programs for underserved children, Des Moines


Best Buddies Iowa: Friendship Balls for kids with and without special needs, Des Moines 


Bidwell Riverside: Dishwasher, sink and accessories for Child Development Center, Des Moines  


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa: “Lets Build” program totes for satellite offices, Waterloo 


Blank Children’s Hospital: Expansion and renovation of Blank Children’s Pediatric Therapy Department, Des Moines 


Blank Park Zoo: Dream Night – an evening for critically ill and special needs children, Des Moines                             


Broadlawns Medical Center: Creation of a new Family Birthing Center, Des Moines   


Camp Fire Heart of Iowa: 15 - passenger Variety Van, Des Moines


Camp Hertko Hollow: Camp scholarships for children with diabetes, Des Moines


Child Abuse Prevention Services:  Incentive items – feeding supplies, safety items - for The Nest Store


Children & Families of Iowa: Security improvements, meals and snacks for the Lou Williams Center, Des Moines 


Children & Family Urban Movement: 15 - passenger Variety Van, Des Moines


Children’s Cancer Connection: Camp scholarships for children with childhood cancer and their siblings, Des Moines 


ChildServe: Variety Van and central monitoring system for children with medical needs, Johnston  


Covenant Medical Center: Pediatric Spot Vision Screeners, Waterloo


Community Health Center of Fort Dodge: Pediatric medical equipment, Fort Dodge


Dance Without LImits: Gait trainer, Des Moines


Des Moines Area Religious Council: Mobile Food Pantry, Des Moines


Dorothy's House: Variety Minivan


Easter Seals Iowa: Sound reduction materials for the Child Development Center & Variety Rec Center, Des Moines 


Eastern Iowa Arts Academy: Music equipment for After School Program, Cedar Rapids


Families, Inc.: Therapy items for children with mental health issues, West Branch


Family & Children’s Council of Blackhawk County: Safety equipment for families, Waterloo  


Family Promise of Greater Des Moines: Supplies and transportation for homeless families, Des Moines 


Finley Health Foundation: Portable fetal transport monitor for Family Birthing Suites, Dubuque


Food Bank of Iowa: Food for the Backpack Buddies and School Pantry Programs, Des Moines 


Found Mounds: Jobsite tools and equipment, picnic tables and nature excursion backpack kits, Dubuque


Freedom for Youth: New tables and chairs for K-12 grade tutoring classes, Des Moines   


Friends of Des Moines Parks: Swimming lesson scholarships for underprivileged kids, Des Moines    


Girls Rock Des Moines: Music recording studio and DJ equipment, Des Moines


Hawkeye Area Community Action Program: Equipment and materials for early care and education programs, Hiawatha


House of Mercy: 15 - passenger Variety Van, Des Moines


Helen G. Nassif Center: Neonatal/baby simulator for Variety Education and Simulation Center, Cedar Rapids


IOWAREADS: Reading improvement program for students grades 1-4, Des Moines


Jones Regional Medical Center Foundation: Ventilator for pediatric patients, Anamosa


Junior Achievement of Central Iowa: BizTown scholarships for underprivileged children, Des Moines


Mary Greeley Medical Center: SIDS prevention sleep sacks and education program, Ames 


Mentor Iowa: Mentor group activities and assistance, Des Moines 


Mercy Medical Center: Baby warmers, HALO bassinets and items for Variety treasure chest, Cedar Rapids 


Mercy Medical Center: Bassinets and indoor playgrounds for children on Mercy’s campus, Des Moines  


Micah House: BUDDY program which serves homeless children, Council Bluffs


Northeast Iowa Food Bank: Food for the BackPack Program, Waterloo                     


Orchard Place: Variety Minivan, Des Moines 


Pay It Forward: Toys and clothing for underprivileged children, Albia   


Primary Health Care: Spot Vision Screeners for pediatric patients, Des Moines


Prospect Meadows: Miracle League Ballpark, Marion


Project HELP of Marion County: Specialized bike for equipment loan program, Newton


Reach Out and Read: Books for children in low income communities, Windsor Heights


Ronald McDonald House: Construction of new Ronald McDonald House at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines


Riverview Center: Child therapy supplies for child victims of abuse, Dubuque 


Science Center of Iowa: Supplies for Sensory Friendly Hours, a project for children with special needs, Des Moines


Skiff Medical Center: Bilirubin meter for Obstetrics department, Newton


Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa: Cribs, car seats and other essential infant items, Des Moines


Waypoint: 15 - passenger Variety Van, Cedar Rapids  


Young Women’s Resource Center: Materials and activities for the after school and summer programs, Des Moines   


Youth Homes of Mid-America: Independent living house, Johnston 


Youth and Shelter Services: AMP Camp - Summer camp for foster children, Ames