2017 Variety Grant Recipients

Achieving Maximum Potential: AMP Camp - Summer Camp for Foster Children, Ames 


Adaptive Sports Iowa: Instructional Video & Materials for Racing & Throwing Chair Athletes, Ames 


Amanda the Panda : Grief Support Camp, Support Groups and Family Fun Nights, West Des Moines 


American Home Finding: 15-Passenger Variety Van, Ottumwa


Area Substance Abuse Council: Playground Renovations, Clinton    


Best Buddies Iowa: Friendship Balls for Kids with and without Special Needs, Des Moines 


Bidwell Riverside: Building Renovations, Des Moines  


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa: Renovations for a Mentor/Children Interview Room, Waterloo 


Blank Children’s Hospital: Pediatric Physical Therapy Clinic, Des Moines 


Blank Park Zoo: Dream Night – An Evening for Critically Ill and Special Needs Children, Des Moines 


Boys & Girls Club of Story County: 15-Passenger Variety Van, Ames


Boy Scouts of America, Mid-Iowa Council: Fred Maytag II Boy Scout Center,  Des Moines                                   


Broadlawns Medical Center: Renovations and Equipment to the Family Birthing Center and Nursery, Des Moines   


Camp Hertko Hollow: Camp Scholarships for Children with Diabetes, Des Moines


Catholic Charities: Incentive Items – Feeding Supplies, Safety Items - for The Nest Store, Des Moines 


Child Abuse Prevention Services:  Incentive Items – Supplies, Safety Items - for The Nest Store


Children & Families of Iowa: Meals and Snacks for Children Attending the Lou Williams Center, Des Moines 


Children & Family Urban Movement: STEM Curriculum and Resources, Des Moines  


Children’s Cancer Connection: Camperships for Children with Childhood Cancer and their Siblings, Des Moines 


ChildServe: Bus; Furnishings & Equipment for the Complex Behavioral Health Program, Johnston  


Covenant Medical Center: Equipment for the Family Birth Center, Waterloo 


CROSS Ministries: Backpacks Filled with Basic School Supplies, Des Moines   


Dental Connections: Dental Health Screenings for Underprivileged Children, Des Moines   


Des Moines Pastoral Counseling: Items for the COOL Counseling Program, Des Moines     


Diamonds & Fields: Miracle League Ballpark, Parkersburg                            


Early Access Program: Literacy Bags - Books, Activity Guide and Learning Materials, Des Moines 


Easter Seals Iowa : Renovations at Child Development Center and a New Paddleboat, Des Moines  


Faith, Hope & Charity: Renovations to the Residential Care Facility, Storm Lake


Families, Inc.: Therapy Items for Children with Mental Health Issues, West Branch


Family & Children’s Council: Baby and Child Safety Equipment for At-Risk Families, Waterloo  


Family Promise of Greater Des Moines: Supplies and Transportation for Homeless Families, Des Moines 


Finley Health Foundation: Expansion of Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic, Dubuque


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


Freedom for Youth: Construction of a Terrace Garden, Des Moines     


Friends of Des Moines Parks: Swimming Lesson Scholarships for Underprivileged Kids, Des Moines    


Hillcrest Family Services: Variety Minivan, Dubuque   


House of Mercy: Creation of a Family Lounge for Mothers and their Children to Interact, Des Moines 


I Have a Dream: Outdoor Classroom at the Harding School Dreamer Academy, Des Moines  


Iowa Lutheran Hospital: Outdoor Recreation Area for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Patients, Des Moines   


IOWAREADS: Instructional Reading Program, Des Moines


John R. Grubb Community YMCA: Variety Bus, Des Moines   


Junior Achievement of Central Iowa: BizTown Scholarships for Underprivileged Children, Des Moines 


Koats 4 Kids: Winter Outerwear for Underprivileged Children, Waterloo   


Mary Greeley Medical Center:  SIDS Prevention Sleep Sacks and Education Program, Ames 


Mentor Iowa: Mentor Group Activities and Assistance, Des Moines 


Mercy Medical Center: Equipment for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Des Moines   


Mercy Medical Center: Pediatric Medical Equipment, Cedar Rapids 


Northeast Iowa Food Bank: Food for the Backpack Buddies Program, Waterloo                     


Oakridge Neighborhood Services: Educational & Cultural Field Trips in Conjunction with STEAM Programming, Des Moines 


Orchard Place: Renovations to Variety Family Service Center, Des Moines 


Pay It Forward: Toys and Clothing for Underprivileged Children, Albia   


PI 515: Virtual Reality Computers and Headsets for STEM Programming, Des Moines   


Reach Out and Read: Books for Distribution to At-Risk Families at Free Medical Clinics, Johnston   


Riverview Center:  Child Therapy Supplies for Child Victims of Abuse, Dubuque 


Seasons Center for Behavioral Health: 15-Passenger Variety Van, Spencer  


Shoes That Fit: Shoes and Clothing for Underprivileged Children, Des Moines     


Southwest Iowa Families: Baby and Child Safety Items for Participants in the Nest Program, Clarinda  


Special Olympics Iowa: Young Athletes Play Days and Unified Sports Program, Grimes 


St. Luke’s Hospital – Helen G. Nassif Center: Create Education and Simulation Center, Cedar Rapids 


St. Mark Youth Enrichment: Educational Materials, Books and Evaluation Tools, Dubuque     


Tanager Place: Furniture for the Residential Cottages, Cedar Rapids 


The Homestead: Equipment, Furnishings and Supplies for Autism Project Center Expansion, Altoona    


Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa: Cribs, Car Seats and other Essential Infant Items, Des Moines


Waypoint: Educational Equipment and Software, Cedar Rapids  


Wildwood Hills Ranch: Accessibility Equipment for the Ropes Course, St. Charles   


Young Women’s Resource Center: Materials and Activities for the After School and Summer Programs, Des Moines   


Youth Standing Strong: Youth Recovery Centers


Youth Emergency Services & Shelter: Expansion of the Emergency Shelter, Des Moines  


Youth Homes of Mid-America: Variety Minivan, Des Moines   


YWCA of the Quad Cities: 15-Passenger Variety Van, Quad Cities