Variety of Southern California Special Programs

Variety of Southern California focuses on three major areas of funding: Healthcare, Education, and Mobility. Within each of these three areas, Variety works hard to make sure that we get the greatest benefit possible from every dollar we receive. Click on the icons below to learn more about each of funding areas.


Children battling illness need relief from the pain and chaos of treatments. Variety supports camps and programs for kids affected by HIV/AIDS, Cancer, and other life threatening illness.


1 in 5 children in Los Angeles go to bed hungry every night. Variety supports organizations which provide safety, help, and hope to children who are victims of abuse, neglect, and homelessness.


Variety supports a wide range of neo-natal intensive care equipment for hospitals in under-served communities, to ensure that the tiniest of children receive the best care possible.

organizations supported
by our health care
grants include:

  • Ballet for All Kids
  • Camp Hollywood Heart
  • Casa de Amparo
  • Children’s Bureau
  • Children Today
  • Discovery Arts
  • Exceptional Children’s Foundation
  • Fresh Start Surgical Gifts
  • Friendship Circle
  • HBIC (Help for Brain Injured Children)
  • Hillsides
  • Hollygrove
  • The Jeffrey Foundation
  • John Tracy Clinic
  • The Junior Blind -Camp Bloomfield
  • KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now)
  • Lollipop Theatre Network
  • Nephcure
  • The Painted Turtle
  • Pediatric Therapy Network -Camp Escapades
  • Penny Lane Centers
  • Richstone Family Centers
  • Ride On
  • St. Francis Medical Center
  • The Seany Foundation
  • SERT (Special Equestrian Riding Therapy)
  • Sharp Mary Birch
  • Special Olympics of Southern California
  • Surfer’s Healing
  • TACA (Talk About Curing Autism)
  • TS Alliance
  • Vista del Mar
  • Volunteer League of San Fernando Valley

Variety supports organizations which provide underprivileged children and at-risk youth the tools necessary to pursue their education and dreams, and to overcome the barriers of poverty, poor performing schools and high levels of unemployment.


Variety of Southern California is also a major donor to the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Boyle Heights. Since 1949, Variety has partnered with the club to provide daily programs to children including Homework Assistance, Mentoring, Computer Skills, Literacy, Arts & Crafts, College & Career Counselling, Games, Exercise, and much more.


Education grants fund early literacy programs, college scholarships, homework assistance,college prep, career readiness, art, music, science and technology workshops, sports and gang prevention counseling.



  • The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Canejo
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Vista
  • Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley
  • Bresee Youth Center
  • LeRoy Haynes Center
  • New Visions Foundation
  • Reach out and Read
  • STEP (Success through Education)
  • Teen Line
  • 24th Street Theatre
  • The Variety Boys and Girls Club of Boyle Heights
  • Willow Elementary
  • YWCA of Pasadena and Foothill Valley
  • And our Variety College Scholarships

No child should miss out on the simple pleasures of childhood because his or her family cannot afford the necessary equipment. Variety’s Mobility Program steps in where insurance and other funding step out.

Adaptive bikes, walkers, and strollers all provide children with the freedom, confidence, and exercise they need to get out into the California sunshine and have fun with their families and community.


Variety “Sunshine Coaches” take kids to field trips, camps, and therapy all over Southern California

Variety of Southern California Special Programs

The Variety Boys & Girls Club has been serving children in the Boyle Heights Community for 60 years. Founded in 1949 by Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California, the Boys & Girls Club now serves over 4,000 at-risk and primarily low-income children a year. The club provides daily programs such as: homework assistance, mentoring, computer lessons, literacy, arts & crafts, college & career counseling, games and more. The Club recently underwent a “Changing Children’s Lives” Capital Campaign to fund a new Club for the deserving youth of Boyle Heights and its surrounding communities. Variety of Southern CA committed $5 million to this campaign and we are very proud to report that this brand new, 28,500 square foot, state of the art facility opened in November 2011!

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