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The Challenge Foundation

  • The Challenge Foundation
  • 4545 S. University Blvd.
  • Englewood, CO 80113
  • 303.209.3364

Program Description

The Challenge Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps smart, ambitious, and hard-working students break the cycle of poverty through education opportunities. Challenge takes a whole-student approach, awarding tuition scholarships and individualized support services to low-income students. From middle school, at a college preparatory school, and continuing through college, we see the big picture: the potential in our scholars and their dreams of higher education, the impact they will make in their communities, and the way that giving back to the world is a privilege we should all strive to earn.

The Challenge Foundation offers 8-10 scholarships to students throughout the Denver Metro area every year, estimated to be worth $250,000 each. Our scholarships offer much more than tuition; we provide mentoring, tutoring, and college counseling support as well as costs related to transportation, books, computers, travel and enrichment opportunities, and more.

Success Stories

"The Challenge Foundation has opened many doors and given me an infinite number of opportunities that today have made me a better individual. My passion for education and helping others has never been greater. It is foundations like this that truly motivate future generations to accomplish their goals and live out their dreams." -CF Alumna

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 200
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Benedictine University
  • Colorado College
  • Creighton University
  • DePauw University
  • Howard University
  • Lake Forest College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Mills College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Spelman College
  • St Catherine University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • Wabash College

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 87%