Our Impacts

College Works Painting contributes wholeheartedly to our local communities in many ways--with man hours, financial support, the collection of goods, and by requesting the avid participation of our customers and team members.

We also work with organizations to locate and set up other charity painting projects, and proudly support the following:


College Works supports a charity every year.

College Works Painting created a partnership with ChooseLife.org, in hopes of helping them achieve their mission of preventing suicide in today’s youth.

What Is Choose Life?

In March of 2018, Jason and Kim Reid’s son Ryan died by suicide. They were hit with a devastating blow of grief, loss and despair. The truth was almost too painful to comprehend: their son had struggled with depression in silence and in secret.

Over the next year, as they had time to grieve and begin to pick the pieces back up in their personal lives, there was a question looming: how was this possible? And further: how had they missed it? As parents who were deeply involved and connected to their kids, how had they not seen the signs that
Ryan was struggling?

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

The first project will be a documentary film titled Tell My Story. If you would like to learn more about the project, please go to Chooselife.org.


Augie's Quest


In 2008, College Works Painting created a partnership with Augie’s Quest, in hopes of helping 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. We encourage you to visit the links below, find out more about Augie’s Quest, and make additional donations. What is Augie’s Quest’s purpose? The purpose of Augie’s Quest is to fund research and drug development aimed at ending ALS, 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-questThe purpose of Augie’s Quest is to fund research and drug development aimed at ending ALS, 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 ALS TDI, the world’s largest ALS-dedicated drug development organization. The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is the world’s leader in ALS research. Our 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, with incredible flexibility to expedite promising potential treatments from 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. Aside from the challenge, we are proud to say CWP will donate another $50,000 to Augies Quest this year totaling nearly $250,000 donated to date.

The Make A Wish Foundation

We’re proud to have supported this organization for the past several years, helping to give hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurs face both interesting opportunities and tough challenges today. Now more than ever, EO provides entrepreneurs with the resources they need to understand and capitalize on the ever-changing field of play.

Secret Service Summit

National Services Group parent company: College Works Painting, and Empire Painting and Construction. 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, we donated $53,000 to St. Jude’s to aid in children’s cancer research.

Share Our Selves

Responding to the Rising Needs in Our Community. Our community needs us now more than ever. As the economy continues to remain in flux and unemployment rates remain high, the demand for the most basic of needs – food, shelter, medical and dental care – are at an all time high.


Corazón. In Spanish, heart. It’s a heartfelt name for a non-profit, almost entirely volunteer organization that has offered shelter, education and community to thousands of our 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 increase philanthropic funding for medical research.


We’ve partnered up with DECA to help prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career ready. DECA is a great program for ambitious students and we’re teaming up to build the leaders of tomorrow.


FBLA 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 we couldn’t be happier to help their students succeed as young business leaders.