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We are funders, investors and builders with a passion for sustainable, timely solutions for our neighbours in need.

Social Purpose Realestate | Central City Foundation Social Return on Investment

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.

A space for cultural healing at BC Women’s

    The Indigenous Outdoor Sacred Healing Space at BC Women's Hospital gives women and families a place to heal.   Elder Roberta Price spoke fluent Halkomelem up until the age of six when she was sent to residential school and taught to forget her language, her...

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Fair in the Square

Thank you for joining us at the 2018 Fair in the Square! Thank you to the volunteers and partners who helped make the 12th Fair in the Square a huge success More than 3,000 people joined us for Fair in the Square in 2018 for a sunny day of...

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Stitching together a livelihood at Craftworks

New industrial sewing machines help people with barriers to employment at Craftworks. Heather Stewart has always been a sewer, but never dreamed of doing it professionally until she reached out to 3H Craftworks Society. She took a 12-week industrial sewing...

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Since 1907, Central City Foundation has been an intrinsic part of our city.

Your donation will help your neighbours today and create a legacy in our community that supports generations to come.