A truly sustainable organization takes an active role in the larger community. So, the Ford College Community Challenge, of the Ford Motor Company Fund, invites students worldwide to partner with organizations in their communities to design projects, addressing critical needs of their community.

Ten years of “Building Sustainable Communities” stateside is evident with results ranging from community gardens to sustainable transportation to park improvements to aquaponics.

The Ford UK C3 launched in 2016, on the heels of the China and Brazil projects of 2015-16. These students are helping make people's lives better with their unique perspective to improve the quality of life among their families and neighborhoods around the world.

Through the 2017 U.S. C3 project winners, Ford continues supporting college and university students, who with their neighborhoods, are designing and developing solutions to solve vital issues ranging from education to community development to safe driving. These partnering communities are becoming sustainable places in which to work and live.