2021 Ford College Community Challenge U.S. Application

This year, 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 and signed request for proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proposal Submission Form

Request for Proposal

2021 Timeline

February 23, 2021
Applications open

March 17, 2021
Information Zoom call

April 7, 2021
Proposals due

June 2021
Grant winners selected

Fall 2021
Winners publicly announced

Fall 2021 – Summer 2022
Projects implemented