How to Apply for a Grant
Central City Foundation welcomes applications for grant funding from organizations who are dedicated to helping their neighbours in need in Vancouver’s inner city.
We invest in promising programs that offer innovative solutions to the seemingly intractable problems faced by our neighbours in need in the inner city: homelessness and a lack of affordable housing, poverty, hunger and access to nutritious food, mental and physical health challenges, addiction, and more.
Does that sound like your organization? Read more about our funding criteria, and check out where we’re making an impact in the inner city.
General Funding Guidelines
Improve the lives of people in need in Vancouver’s inner city through grants and leading, sustainable social purpose investment in facilities and programs.
Vancouver’s inner city neighbourhoods
Maximum allowable grant is $30,000
Preference will be given to organizations that are registered Canadian charities with a federal charitable tax number and are a registered BC Society. Grants are provided for small capital projects including grants to support construction, renovation and equipment purchases.
We focus our capital grants on programs and initiatives that support these three areas:
Grants will not be awarded to political organizations, for deficit financing, ongoing operating funds, staffing costs, endowment funds, general fundraising campaigns, amateur sports, conferences, workshops or seminars.
Grants are not awarded for medical equipment or computers.
Organizations may only apply to the Central City Foundation once a year.
- Call us! Call the Foundation directly at 604-683-2263 to determine if your project meets the criteria and may qualify for a grant.
- Submit a Letter of Intent: If it is determined that your project meets the criteria, you will be invited to submit a Letter of Intent. The deadlines for the Letters of Intent are March 15th for the May 1st application deadline, and September 15th for the November 1st application deadline.
- Submit an application: Upon review of your Letter of Intent, we will ask you to submit an application if your project is deemed suitable. application deadlines are twice a year on May 1st and November 1st. Please allow three to four weeks after the deadlines for evaluations and adjudication.
Submitted materials become the property of the Central City Foundation.
Please be advised that demands for funding exceed grant limits.