A signature program of Ford Fund, Ford College Community Challenge is a global grant competition that empowers college students to envision and lead transformational change in their communities.
Ford College Community Challenge advances innovative student-led projects that address a pressing local need around the theme of “building sustainable communities.” Winning teams receive funding from Ford Fund to implement their projects, often in partnership with organizations in their communities.
Launched in the United States in 2008, the program is now operating in 10 additional countries – Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and the United Kingdom – in collaboration with international nonprofit Enactus.
In total, Ford Fund has distributed more than $3 million in global grants to support nearly 200 student-led social projects through the Ford College Community Challenge.
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