The Art Van Charity Challenge began in 2009 from Mr. Art Van's desire to celebrate Art Van Furniture's 50th anniversary.

Nearly 360 Charities were selected and participated in the Art Van Charity Challenge through grant submission.

Every year, Art Van Furniture awards $1 million to charities in the midwest.

Charities are encouraged to leverage grants and sponsorships from Art Van Furniture to raise even more money leading to over $24 million raised by charities since 2009.