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