What is Challenge America?

Challenge America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects service members, veterans and their families to resources in their local communities. We do this by allowing you to donate directly to individuals and/or the organizations that serve them. We do this as well by provide organizational support to veteran-related nonprofit organizations across the country. We also work with our nonprofit partners to develop programs that meet the most critical needs of veterans and military families.

How Did Challenge America Start?

Challenge America™ started in 2008 when research revealed a lack of coordination of resources and information between programs for military across the country, making it difficult for warriors, especially those who have been wounded, and their families to locate the services needed for a successful transition from battlefield to home front.  Recognizing the gap and the need for coordination on a national level, the idea of “challenging America” to find ways to connect military with the resources needed to establish a “new normal” life was born.

What Is Challenge America Academy?

Challenge America Academy offers online courses in veteran services and nonprofit management for all Challenge America partners. All lessons are created by academics and respected nonprofit managers.


Are Challenge America Donations Tax Deductible?

All donations made to or through Challenge America are tax deductible. Shortly after your donation, you will receive an email receipt documenting your contribution.