What is Challenge America?

Challenge America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to connect service members, veterans and their families to resources and solutions that build community and give purpose to their lives. We do this by developing innovative, evidence-based programs and initiatives that ensure our valued men and women of the military can live the lives they earned and deserve. These initiatives include Music Therapy Retreats for veterans who struggle with post-traumatic stress; the Military Sisterhood Initiative forging a national peer support network for women of the military; Challenge America Makers for Veterans (CAMVETS) creating life-changing solutions for injured veterans; Military Ski and Adventure Weeks offering the military community affordable opportunities to enjoy the land they gave so much to protect; and our National Exhibits of Veteran Art giving veteran artists the chance 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.