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 2018 grant cycle is now closed. Grant applications for the 2019 funding cycle will be available mid-March.

Grant Guidelines and Applications


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


2018 Variety Grant Reporting Form


2017 Variety Van Status Report 

2017 Variety Van Status Report (word)