What is Challenge America?
Challenge America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to build and bridge communities of support for service members, veterans and their families. We do this by developing innovative, evidence-based programs and initiatives that ensure our valued men and women of the military can realize the lives they earned and deserve. These initiatives include Music Therapy Retreats for Veterans who struggle with post-traumatic stress; Military Ski and Adventure Weeks that offer the military community affordable opportunities to enjoy the land they gave so much to protect; our College Course for Student-Veterans, which leverages art as a vehicle for acclimating veterans to college and civilian life; and our National Exhibits of Veteran Art, which offer veteran artists the rare opportunity to display and sell their works in a public setting.
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.
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.