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Fort Collins is in this together.

Let's show that Fort Collins is a truly exceptional community that rises up to help one another. At For FoCo, you can share all the ways you and your neighbors are showing up to support one another.

We’re looking for stories, photos, videos and ideas that show:

  • neighborhood generosity, camaraderie and kindness
  • support for small businesses; healthcare workers, first responders and other essential workers
  • your neighborhood's 8 p.m. howl, sidewalk chalk, remote mariachi band – you name it!
  • how to stay connected with friends, neighbors and our Fort Collins community

Show us how you're rallying for each other, your neighbors and your community!


Many of us look to our neighbors for a sense of community outside our home. Neighbors let you borrow you a cup of sugar, plow your sidewalk when you’re out of town, bring over baked goods and casseroles when you’re going through a difficult time. We know folks have been leaning on neighbors for friendly interaction and support, and we believe that Fort Collins is a city of neighbors who look out for each other and whose kindness is a huge part of our community’s resilience.

From encouraging messages in sidewalk chalk to stuffed animals safaris in home windows to remote and physical distancing check-ins, we want to see and hear how you and your neighbors and staying safe, while still connecting to support one another.



Our treasured local businesses are the fabric of Fort Collins – they’re part of what makes our community unique and they’re an essential part of our culture. We encourage you to show kindness and support to local businesses to the best of your ability, because Fort Collins businesses and the spaces they build for others have a major impact on the vitality of our community.

We encourage you to show us how you’re adapting your support for our businesses so they can continue to thrive. Tell us stories or share photos or videos of your support, whether it’s by purchasing gift cards, ordering no-contact delivery from your favorite restaurants, sending messages of support or connecting with local establishments directly to ask them how you can help them on their road to recovery.



Many of us look to the arts – visual arts, poetry, music and more – to help us grow our spirit of resiliency and focus on the beauty in our world and in our community. Luckily, Fort Collins is known as an artistic community with cultural vibrancy at its core. From our first-in-the-nation Transformer Cabinet Mural Program, Pianos About Town and Art in Public Places (in its 25th year!), to our beloved Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Lincoln Center and Gardens on Spring Creek, we have a host of artistic offerings – and staff who are eager to connect with the patrons (that’s you!) they are desperately missing!

Whether you are making your own art or holding closely the art of creatives in our community, we want to know what art you are turning to during these times, as well as what Fort Collins arts institutions you miss most!



We’ve all had to adapt our routines to accommodate recent public health recommendations – wearing masks or face coverings, working from home, keeping six feet away from most people. It’s tough to make all these changes, but we also know that our community’s ability to be flexible is key to everyone’s health and safety.

We want to see how you’ve gone the distance to social distance. Have you handsewn masks for your family, neighbors or local healthcare providers? Used the City’s low-stress bike network to avoid more crowded trails? Worked out in your basement using FCRecreator’s video library? Hosted remote happy hours with your coworkers or remote jam sessions with your mariachi band? We’re in this together, and sharing your stories can help others continue to stick to best practices for physical distancing while staying connected to other community members.


Fort Collins is in this together.

Let's show that Fort Collins is a truly exceptional community that rises up to help one another. At For FoCo, you can share all the ways you and your neighbors are showing up to support one another.

We’re looking for stories, photos, videos and ideas that show:

  • neighborhood generosity, camaraderie and kindness
  • support for small businesses; healthcare workers, first responders and other essential workers
  • your neighborhood's 8 p.m. howl, sidewalk chalk, remote mariachi band – you name it!
  • how to stay connected with friends, neighbors and our Fort Collins community

Show us how you're rallying for each other, your neighbors and your community!


Many of us look to our neighbors for a sense of community outside our home. Neighbors let you borrow you a cup of sugar, plow your sidewalk when you’re out of town, bring over baked goods and casseroles when you’re going through a difficult time. We know folks have been leaning on neighbors for friendly interaction and support, and we believe that Fort Collins is a city of neighbors who look out for each other and whose kindness is a huge part of our community’s resilience.

From encouraging messages in sidewalk chalk to stuffed animals safaris in home windows to remote and physical distancing check-ins, we want to see and hear how you and your neighbors and staying safe, while still connecting to support one another.



Our treasured local businesses are the fabric of Fort Collins – they’re part of what makes our community unique and they’re an essential part of our culture. We encourage you to show kindness and support to local businesses to the best of your ability, because Fort Collins businesses and the spaces they build for others have a major impact on the vitality of our community.

We encourage you to show us how you’re adapting your support for our businesses so they can continue to thrive. Tell us stories or share photos or videos of your support, whether it’s by purchasing gift cards, ordering no-contact delivery from your favorite restaurants, sending messages of support or connecting with local establishments directly to ask them how you can help them on their road to recovery.



Many of us look to the arts – visual arts, poetry, music and more – to help us grow our spirit of resiliency and focus on the beauty in our world and in our community. Luckily, Fort Collins is known as an artistic community with cultural vibrancy at its core. From our first-in-the-nation Transformer Cabinet Mural Program, Pianos About Town and Art in Public Places (in its 25th year!), to our beloved Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Lincoln Center and Gardens on Spring Creek, we have a host of artistic offerings – and staff who are eager to connect with the patrons (that’s you!) they are desperately missing!

Whether you are making your own art or holding closely the art of creatives in our community, we want to know what art you are turning to during these times, as well as what Fort Collins arts institutions you miss most!



We’ve all had to adapt our routines to accommodate recent public health recommendations – wearing masks or face coverings, working from home, keeping six feet away from most people. It’s tough to make all these changes, but we also know that our community’s ability to be flexible is key to everyone’s health and safety.

We want to see how you’ve gone the distance to social distance. Have you handsewn masks for your family, neighbors or local healthcare providers? Used the City’s low-stress bike network to avoid more crowded trails? Worked out in your basement using FCRecreator’s video library? Hosted remote happy hours with your coworkers or remote jam sessions with your mariachi band? We’re in this together, and sharing your stories can help others continue to stick to best practices for physical distancing while staying connected to other community members.