Grant Applications & Forms

Grant Overview

Variety – the Children’s Charity is a non-profit organization providing funding to agencies that provide care, treatment, activities and shelter to at risk, underprivileged, critically ill and special needs children. 


Variety focuses on funding fund brick and mortar projects, equipment, programming, and other tangible items that directly impact children. Administrative needs (i.e., staffing, salaries, office space, etc.) and other intangibles will not be considered for funding. You must be a 501(c)(3) organization to apply for funds from Variety. 


If you have questions regarding eligibility, please contact Sheri McMichael at 515-243-4660 or If your organization applies and does not fall within our guidelines, you will be notified accordingly.

Grant Application Deadline

For a grant application to be considered, organizations must submit application forms and attachments in hard copy form and by email as detailed below and in the checklist within the grant application. Please review the grant and van guidelines below to ensure your application is complete and received by the Variety office prior to the deadline.


*Both the hard paper copies and the email copies must be received in the Variety office no later than noon on Friday, May 22, 2020.

Grant Guidelines and Applications


As specified in all signed grant agreements, grant recipients are required to fill out reporting forms. 2019 Reporting forms are due April 30, 2020.


2019 Variety Grant Reporting Form