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 primarily 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 Cycle and Deadlines

Variety's 2017 grant cycle is closed. Applications for the 2018 grant cycle will be available March 15; grant applications are due May 25 at noon. 

Grant Guidelines

2017 Grant Guidelines                       2017 Van Guidelines          


As specified in all signed grant agreements, grant recipients are required to fill out reporting forms. 2017 Reporting forms are due April 30, 2018.


2017 Variety Grant Reporting Form

2017 Variety Grant Reporting Form (word)


2017 Variety Van Status Report 

2017 Variety Van Status Report (word)