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2019 General Grant Funding and Van Funding

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits to Purchase a Van, or to Benefit Children
Who Are At-Risk and Underprivileged, or Have Special Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Variety Iowa

Deadline Date:

05/24/19 Noon Receipt


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Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations to offer treatment, care, shelter, and activities to children who are underprivileged, critically ill, or at-risk, and who have special needs. Funding is also available to provide vans, mini-vans, buses, and mini-buses that are used to transport children to and from doctor appointments, therapy sessions, and special outings or activities.

The Foundation primarily supports brick and mortar projects, as well as equipment purchases and other tangible items that will directly impact children.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181214

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An applicant must be a 501(c)(3) organization to apply for funds from Variety.

Administrative needs (i.e., staffing, salaries, office space, etc.) and other intangibles will not be considered for funding.

Pre-Application Information:

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

For a Grant application to be considered, organizations must submit application forms and attachments in hard copy form and by email. Both the hard paper copies and the email copies must be received in the Variety office no later than noon on Friday, May 24, 2019. If just the hard paper copy or the emailed copy is received, the application will not be considered and you will be notified.

It is recommended that you submit your application at least a week prior to the deadline to ensure you will meet the deadline.

The Variety Board of Directors forms subcommittees and assigns a liaison to each request. The liaison will contact your organization sometime in late June or July to follow up on your request. The review may be performed over the phone or the liaison may visit your organization. Your organization may be asked to make a short presentation to the subcommittee at the Variety office.

The subcommittees will make recommendations to the Executive Charity Committee of the Board of Directors. Final approval of all grant requests will be made by the full Variety Board of Directors. Notification of grant decisions will be made after August 31, 2019.

Additional information about vans:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:

Hard copies should be sent to:
Variety – the Children’s Charity
505 5th Avenue, Suite 310
Des Moines, IA 50309

Sheri McMichael

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa