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.
Central City Foundation is proud to be the co-convener of Feminists Deliver, a grassroots collaboration of British Columbia-based self-identified women and girls and the organizations that support them that have come together to host a four-day conference and trade...read more
Central City Foundation and Vancouver Community College are again hosting Fair in the Square, an opportunity for neighbours to come together and celebrate hope13th Annual Fair in the Square Sunday, May 26thVictory Square Park, 200 W Hastings St11 am - 2pm Cost: Free!...read more
Building healthy habits helps in long-term addiction recovery Central City Foundation believes in investing in community-led programs like Pacifica Treatment Centre’s new daily exercise program. Through exercise clients at Pacifica are creating healthy habits that can...read more