Positive Impact on Communities

College Works Painting contributes wholeheartedly to local communities in many ways. Company executives and managers donate time, labor and financial support while collecting goods for charity and encouraging the widespread participation of team members, interns, subcontractors and customers alike.

Similarly, College Works Painting collaborates with local and national foundations to identify and organize charity painting projects and proudly supports of the following organizations:


College Works supports a charity every year.

College Works Painting created a partnership with ChooseLife.org,in an effort to help them achieve their mission to prevent suicide among today’s youth.

What Is Choose Life?

In March of 2018, Jason and Kim Reid’s son Ryan died by suicide. The family was devastated by grief, loss and despair. The truth was almost too painful to comprehend — their son had been silently struggling with depression.

Over the next year, as they had time to grieve and begin to put their lives back together, the question loomed: How was this possible? And further: How had they missed it? As parents who were deeply involved and connected to their kids, they wondered how they had not seen the signs that Ryan was struggling.

There were no clear answers. Instead of pulling away from the pain, however, they decided to push towards it and created Chooselife.org.

The Reid Family’s first initiative will be to produce a documentary film titled Tell My Story. Please go to Chooselife.org to learn more about the project.


Augie's Quest


In 2008, College Works Painting created a partnership with Augie’s Quest in an effort to help Augie and Lynne Nieto achieve their dream of finding a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Our customers contribute $5 from each project or each house they paint toward finding a cure for this horrible disease. You are encouraged to visit the links below, to find out more about Augie’s Quest, and make additional donations.

Augie’s Quest funds research and drug development aimed at ending ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. Since 2007, Augie’s Quest has raised over $45 million in support of finding effective ALS treatments — making it the largest individual fundraising program for ALS.

Augies Quest

What is Augie’s Quest?

augies-questAugie’s Quest funds the research and development of treatment aimed at ending ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. Since 2007, Augie’s Quest has raised over $45 million in support of finding effective ALS treatments — making it the largest individual fundraising program for ALS.
All funds raised by Augie’s Quest benefit the world’s largest ALS-dedicated therapy development organization. The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is the global leader in ALS research. The mission has precise focus: To discover and develop effective treatments to end ALS. As a nonprofit biotech, ALS TDI combines the ambition and strategy of a pharmaceutical company with the dedicated spirit of a 501c3. This provides incredible flexibility to expedite promising potential treatments from the lab bench to people living with the disease today. Founded by a patient and his family, and featuring PALS and their loved ones in the highest leadership roles, a sense of urgency and perseverance drives every decision made at the Cambridge, MA-based institute.
College Works Painting CEO, Matthew Stewart, participated in the ALS ice bucket challenge at the Augie’s Quest ALS awareness event. Another $50,000 will be donated to Augie’s Quest this year totaling nearly $250,000 to date.

The Make A Wish Foundation

College Works is proud to support this organization — both currently and for the past several years. This initiative offers hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Today’s entrepreneurs face interesting opportunities as well as tough challenges. Now more than ever, EO provides entrepreneurs with the resources they need to understand and capitalize on the ever-changing marketplace of startups and independent businesses.

Secret Service Summit

National Services Group is the parent company of College Works Painting and Empire Painting and Construction in addition to numerous similar enterprises. Under the executive team’s leadership, NSG has grown from a small Southern California business into a national leader in two industries.

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

In 2006, College Works Painting donated $53,000 to St. Jude’s to aid in children’s cancer research.

Share Our Selves

Founded in 1970, Share Our Selves responds to the rising needs of the immediate community. In many areas, residents need the participation of their community at large more than ever. As the economy continues to be in flux and unemployment rates remain high, the demand for the most basic of needs – food, shelter, medical and dental care – are also at an all time high. SOS vows to provide care and assistance to those in need while advocating systemic change.


Corazón is the Spanish word for heart. It’s a fitting name for a non-profit, almost entirely volunteer organization that has offered shelter, education and community to thousands of America’s neighbors in northern Baja California for more than 30 years.

Healthnetwork Foundation

Healthnetwork Foundation connects CEOs and entrepreneurs with leading hospitals to provide the best access to world-class care and to increase philanthropic funding for medical research.


College Works partners with DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) to help prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for college and the professional world beyond. DECA is an excellent program for ambitious high school students and continues to build the leaders of tomorrow.


FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and College Works Painting have teamed up to help provide the premier business experience for young students. FLBA focuses on building careers for students in business and CWP is proud to help their members succeed as young business leaders.