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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.

2018 International Women’s Day

For Immediate Release Central City Foundation marks 2018 International Women’s Day with report on dialogue event that highlights challenges and achievements of the women of Vancouver’s inner city   (March 8, 2018 – Vancouver) As a leader in bringing...

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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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A new home for DEWY North

“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...

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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.