We are funders, investors and builders with a passion for sustainable, timely solutions for our neighbours in need.
Measuring our impact proves we’re making a difference.
Central City Foundation’s innovative model creates exponential value beyond traditional foundation funding.
By investing our core capital in social purpose real estate (SPRE), we amplify your impact and create lasting change in our community.
40% of our capital is invested in social purpose real estate.
For every $1 spent, we create $3.90 in social benefit.
We have an 18% Social Return on Capital Investment (SROI).
We create $15M in community value each year from SPRE.
Together Neighbours Build Hope
We bring together neighbours and resources to transform our communities and help them thrive.
By Jennifer Johnstone, President and CEO, Central City Foundation It’s widely understood that people in Vancouver’s inner city are among the groups most at risk during the current COVID-19 pandemic. For those of us who have spent countless hours helping people in the...read more
For more than a hundred years, Central City Foundation has been looking out for neighbours in our community who need help. With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the province, we want to assure all our community partners, donors and volunteers that nothing is more...read more
We invest in community-led initiatives that help people in the inner city improve their lives. Hives for Humanity, for example, is a unique organization that uses beekeeping to help people facing barriers to employment. By working with organizations such as Atira,...read more