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Giving Back

We believe in giving back to our communities

The New Challenge Foundation was formed to support underserved local initiatives in your area.

We ask our local Challenge employees and contributing members to help identify the organizations that make a difference in their area.  Here are some examples of the causes we have supported.

Do you have a worthwhile cause that you would like us to support?

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Caterina’s Club

Catrina’s Club feeds 3,080 underprivileged children a night, five nights a week, has moved 134 families out of the dark environment of a motel and into the longevity of an apartment or condo, and has enrolled 80 students into Chef Bruno’s Hospitality Academy, setting them on a path to a career in the hospitality.
“On Behalf of the children and Mama Catering - Many thanks for your kind and generous donation. We appreciate your generosity, time and effort to end childhood hunger and homeless.”
- Burno Serato

Mary’s Kitchen

Mary's Kitchen, was founded in 1984 on the principles of compassion and respect for human dignity. Today, through caring volunteers, Mary’s Kitchen feeds, clothes and provides services for 200 people each day supporting and enhancing the quality of life for the hungry and homeless that are in need.

Nick and Kelly Children’s Heart Fund

The Nick & Kelly Children’s Heart Fund covers expenses for Arizona families of children with congenital heart disease that are often not paid for by many insurance policies. These expenses may include ambulance service, air evacuation, some prescription medications and travel and lodging for the family during heart surgeries that are not performed locally. We also believe that children suffering from congenital heart disease should go to camp too – just like their friends! That’s why each year we pay tuition and travel expenses for Arizona children to attend the Nick & Kelly Children’s Heart Camp located in Prescott, AZ. The Nick & Kelly Children’s Heart Fund has sponsored 1600 camper experiences for the last 22 years.

Operation Homefront

Our Mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities that they’ve worked so hard to protect. For over fifteen years, we have provided programs that offer: RELIEF (through Critical Financial Assistance and transitional housing programs), RESILIENCY (through permanent housing and caregiver support services) and RECURRING FAMILY SUPPORT programs and services throughout the year that help military families overcome the short-term bumps in the road so they don’t become long-term chronic problems.
“On Behalf of Operation Homefront and the tens of thousands of military and veteran families we serve, I want to personally thank you for your generous gift.  Thank you for continuing to partner with us to support our military families.”
- Robert D. Thomas

Pedal the Cause (San Diego)

With tremendous support and participation from the San Diego community, Pedal the Cause San Diego will donate 100% of funds raised to our world-class cancer centers – Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.
“On behalf of Pedal the Cause Board, staff and countless number of individuals whose lives have been benefited from life-saving cancer research, thank you for your generous donation to Pedal the Cause San Diego.”
- Anne Marbarger

San Diego Food Bank

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 28 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank serves, on average, 350,000 people per month in San Diego County. For every dollar given we provide 5 meals to our hungry neighbors, including seniors, children, veterans, working poor, and homeless members of our community.
“Thank you for your partnership!  On behalf of the Jacobs @ Cushman San Diego Food Bank, but more importantly those we serve I want to give my sincere thanks for your recent donation.  You are helping them to be more successful in school and in work , and helping them to enjoy the important moments in life.”
- James A. Floros