Top 20 Finalists

Welcome to the schools new to the Ford College Community Challenge and those familiar from previous years. All 20 of these projects are focused on the 2018 theme: Making Lives Better. While the grant term is a year, these student-led project proposals plan for the community building to endure as a foundation for additional neighborhood growth. Once again, the projects span the globe from improving water quality to improving personal health to reduction of plastic waste.


Healthy Heroes

Rocky Mountain College

Community Health Center

Harvard University

Water Lily Project

University of California at Berkeley

Ford Mobility Make-A-Thon

University of Notre Dame

Pathways for Cyclist-Market Connections

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Make the community green

Henry Ford College

smartAIR Columbus

Ohio State University

Project Haiti

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Buckeye Precious Plastic

Ohio State University

Husky Adapt

University of Washington

East Garfield Park Café & Resource Center

University of Illinois at Chicago

InfoPark

University of Illinois at Chicago