Media Alert- Variety to Grant $1.9 Million

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Thursday, September 20, 2018


Variety to Grant $1.9 Million to Children’s Charities at Grant Reception


MEDIA EVENT – Variety - the Children’s Charity will grant $1,926,671 to 62 Iowa children’s charities at its annual grant reception.  


WHEN - Tuesday, September 25.  Reception at 4:00 p.m. Program at 4:30 p.m.


WHERE - The Fred Maytag II Scout Center, 6123 Scout Trail, Des Moines, IA 50321


GRANT PROGRAM - Each year, children’s charities from across the state of Iowa are invited to apply for grants to support program funding related to Variety’s mission of caring for children.


Grant applicants are reviewed for financial stability and interviewed by Variety’s board. This ensures a great understanding of the specific request and potential impact of investments into applicant programs. Grant categories include:


Acute: Agencies, primarily hospitals, that provide neonatal, pediatric and youth critical care.

Camperships: Sponsors camps and social activities for children who are disadvantaged or critically ill and children suffering from an ongoing health condition or traumatic event in their lives.

Convalescent: Agencies that provide residential or other services to children who suffer from severe physical, mental or emotional afflictions.

Variety at Work: Special projects or recreational activities for special needs, critically ill, disadvantaged or at-risk children.

Preventative: Agencies that direct children to make positive choices regarding behavior and lifestyle or that seek to raise community awareness regarding the well-being of children.

Disadvantaged: Agencies that serve children who may lack social or educational opportunities due to poverty, environment and/or other factors.

Transportation: Variety vans.

Youth at Risk: Agencies that serve children who have special needs due to physical or chemical abuse, behavioral problems, or are in need of emergency shelter.


Variety – the Children’s Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of children who are at-risk, underprivileged, critically ill or living with special needs. Funding is provided to programs and initiatives that directly impact the well-being of children in our community. For more information on how you can be a part of our work, please visit



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