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Grants and Vehicle Donations to Iowa Nonprofits to Benefit Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Children

General Grant Funding and Van Funding


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Funding Source
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Geographic Focus
USA: Iowa

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/26/23 Noon - Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants and vehicle donations to Iowa nonprofit organizations that benefit disadvantaged and vulnerable children throughout the state. Funding is intended to support capital projects, purchases, and equipment that will have a positive effect on children. Applicants may also request vehicles that will be used to transport children to medical appointments, therapy sessions, and special outings or activities. Eligible nonprofits are those that provide care, treatment, activities, and shelter to children who are at-risk, underprivileged, critically ill, or living with special needs.

Variety General Grants: Variety, the Children’s Charity, primarily funds brick-and-mortar projects, equipment, and other tangible items that directly impact children.

Van Funding: Variety – the Children’s Charity provides Variety Vans to non-profit organizations. Variety Vans must be used to transport children. This would include trips to doctors’ appointments, therapy sessions, special outings or activities that relate to the non-profit organization’s programming efforts, and other related trips. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
You 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.

Van Funding: Variety is not currently accepting applications for 15-passenger vans.

Pre-Application Information
Both the hard paper copies and the emailed copy must be received by the Variety office no later than May 26, 2023 at NOON.

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

Notification of grant decisions will be made after August 31, 2023.

The funding source does not accept requests for more than one van per grant cycle.

If you are requesting more than one grant, you must submit a separate application form for each request.

About Variety Iowa:

Contact Information
Submit applications both by mail/drop-off and by email to:

Variety – the Children’s Charity
505 5th Avenue, Suite 310
Des Moines, IA 50309

For questions regarding eligibility, please contact:
Sheri McMichael

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