As of August 5, 2020 – Due to the impact of COVID-19 Ford Fund has extended the Ford College Community Challenge deadline to October 1, 2020.*

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*We will continue to evaluate and provide updates as new information becomes available.

2020 Timeline

February 2020
Ford C3 accepting proposal submissions

October 1, 2020
Proposals due

October 2020
Grant winners selected

Fall 2020
Winners publicly announced

Fall 2020 – December 2021
Projects implemented

For 2020, Ford College Community Challenge is asking college students to develop creative community-building projects that address local needs, around the theme Making Lives Better by Building Sustainable Communities.

Up to 10 winning proposals will be selected to receive $25,000 each.

Winning student proposals must consider, in a unique way, a tangible, unmet community need, tied to one or more of the following categories:

  • Mobility
  • Water
  • Social Enterprise
  • Safety
  • Workforce Development
  • Community Need


Send your completed proposal submission form, budget, and timeline to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proposal Submission Form

Budget Template

Timeline Template

Request for Proposal