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Vibrant Neighborhoods Grant

Vibrant Neighborhoods Grant

How would a City-funded project help foster, enhance, and renew the characteristics that make your neighborhood and the City of Fort Collins a great place to live and work?

The Vibrant Neighborhoods Grant (VNG) is a progressive and innovative program which offers funds in support of neighborhood projects that are co-created by the residents and local stakeholders through a collaborative process.

To participate, you and your neighbors must work together! Keep reading this page to find out more information and give our office a call if you have any questions.

What types of projects are eligible?

Projects which demonstrate that they benefit the neighborhood as a whole. Eligible projects must be implemented within the limits of the City of Fort Collins. Here are a few ideas to help your neighborhood start brainstorming a great project:

  • Community Events
  • Public Art or Murals
  • Night Sky Lighting Projects
  • Educational Events
  • Seating Areas
  • "Do-it-Yourself" Library
  • Improvements to existing paths
  • Establishing a Community Compost

This is NOT an exhaustive list of potential projects! Think about what might benefit your neighborhood.

What were the 2017 projects?

New Entry in Stonehenge Neighborhood

This new, xeriscape design is low maintenance and provides better visibility for traffic.


These neighborhoods were awarded Vibrant Neighborhood Grants for their projects:

  • Hickory Village - Volleyball Court
  • Village West/Lexington Green Pool Assoc. - Picnic Shelter & Bike Parking/Repair Station
  • North Fort Collins - Community Engagement Events
  • Harmony Crossing - Park Improvements
  • Harvest Park - Seating & Native Plant Landscaping
  • Saddlebrook - Dark Sky Lighting
  • Richard's Lake - Neighborhood Entry Sign & Landscaping
  • Rogers Park - Neighborhood Events & Little Library
  • Stonehenge - Native Plan Entryway Landscaping
  • River Rock Commons - Public Art

What Were the 2018 Projects?

What Were the 2018 Projects?

A community circle: a useful, neighborly space


These neighborhoods were awarded Vibrant Neighborhood Grants for their projects:

  • English Ranch - Updated, water-wise entrances
  • Lake Sherwood - Neighborhood playground
  • Maple Hill - Underpass mural, painted utility boxes (with Art in Public Places)
  • Oakridge 7&8 Filings - Updated landscaping, drainage mitigation
  • Richards Lake - Trail improvement, bench, little library
  • Saddlebrook - Night sky friendly community lighting
  • Springmeadows Condos - New, improved mailboxes
  • Village Park - Community circle

Is a project idea appropriate for funding?

Grant funds should be used to improve upon or align with existing objectives, projects, or plans developed or implemented by the City of Fort Collins. Consider reviewing these resources as a starting point:

If you have any questions about this program please contact:

Julie Wenzel
Neighborhood Services
(970) 416-4358

Please note that information regarding the Vibrant Neighborhoods Grant is subject to change.