Grant Applications & Forms

Grant Overview

Variety- the Children's Charity is proud to provide support to non-profit organizations serving children. Variety considers children’s organizations that support Variety’s mission of improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children throughout Iowa.


Variety primarily funds brick and mortar projects, transportation needs, equipment, programming, and other tangible items that directly serve children in Iowa. We support projects that provide care, treatment, activities and shelter to critically ill, underprivileged, at-risk, and special needs children. Administrative needs (i.e., staffing, salaries, office space, etc.) and other intangibles will not be considered for funding.

Funds may be distributed in Iowa and surrounding communities to accredited tax-exempt 501(c)(3) children’s organizations only. If you have questions regarding eligibility, please contact Sheri at 515-243-4660.

Grant Cycle and Deadlines

Variety's 2016 grant cycle is closed.

Grant Guidelines and Applications

2016 Grant Guidelines                   Sample Grant Application           


2016 Van Guidelines                    Sample Van Application            

Online Grant Applications (New!)

New this year, you may submit your grant applications online. Please note, online applications must be fully completed during your session. Online applications are not able to be saved and continued at a later date.


Online applications have closed.


*Please note you will need to complete the 2016 Variety Van Worksheet and upload it to supporting documents when applying for a van.  



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)