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 Cycle and Deadlines

Variety's 2019 grant cycle is open. Grant applications are due in the Variety office by Friday, May 24 at noon.

Grant Guidelines and Applications


As specified in all signed grant agreements, grant recipients are required to fill out reporting forms. 2018 Reporting forms are due April 30, 2019.


2018 Variety Grant Reporting Form

2018 Variety Van Status Report