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 open through May 26, 2017.

Grant Guidelines

2017 Grant Guidelines                       2017 Van Guidelines          

Online Grant Applications

Online applications must be fully completed during your session. Applications are not able to be saved and continued at a later date. It is highly recommended that you download a copy of the document, below, and prepare all necessary information prior to starting your online application. If you submit your grant online, you do not need to submit hard copies.


2017 Online Grant Application        2017 Online Van Application*  



*Please note you will need to complete the 2017 Variety Van Worksheet and upload it to supporting documents when applying for a van online. A pdf version of the worksheet can be found here.

Paper/Email Applications

If you do not complete the grant application online you will need to submit the grant application both on paper and via email. See page two of the grant or van guidelines for detailed instructions. 


2017 Grant Application (Word)          2017 Grant Application (Pdf)          

2017 Van Application  (Word)            2017 Van Application (Pdf)   


As specified in their grant agreement, grant recipients are required to fill out reporting forms. 2016 Reporting forms are due March 31, 2017.


2016 Variety Grant Reporting Form

2016 Variety Grant Reporting Form (word)


2016 Variety Van Status Report

2016 Variety Van Status Report (word)