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.
Join us at the 2018 Fair in the Square! Sunday, May 27th at Victory Square Park Central City Foundation and Vancouver Community College will host the 12th Fair in the Square on Sunday, May 27th at Victory Square Park in Gastown, and we’d love to...read more
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...read more
“Central City Foundation trusted us that we would know what was going to work for young people.” Alex Dykstra sees youth from all backgrounds and situations come through the doors of the Day, Evening, Weekend Youth (DEWY) drop-in centre in Coquitlam. Some are dealing...read more