Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have been able to support important, innovative and imaginative programs and organizations dedicated to improving the lives of our neighbours in need in the inner city this past year.

FUNDED PROJECTS We hope the following descriptions of the grants funded by your generous donations to Central City Foundation will give you a glimpse into some of the great work being done in the inner city. We celebrate and honor these community groups and their efforts to make a difference. We are delighted that we could support them by providing funding for the tools and necessary equipment to do their work.

We focus our capital grants on three areas that we feel are the most in need and are making the best possible positive impact in the inner city.

Prevention Programs focused on Children and Youth — Central City Foundation provides grants to organizations that work with children and youth who are at risk or marginalized in our communities. These organizations are helping young people overcome many of the challenging conditions faced by residents and families in the downtown eastside and inner city including poverty, homelessness, hunger, lack of access to education and opportunities.

Programs to address urgent needs of people in the inner city — Central City is committed to providing grants that focus on the day to day needs of some of our most vulnerable neighbours in the inner city including basic shelter, food and nutrition as well as support services.

Programs and initiatives supporting community transformation
— These grants support programs that enhance the inner city community, provide economic opportunity or other opportunities to “transition” to an improved situation for those in need in the inner city. Central City Foundation invests in community transformation in our inner city by supporting outcomes-based counseling programs, community support groups and social enterprises. We focus on social enterprises that create jobs, accessible goods and services and strengthen the sustainability of the non-profit sector, all of which promotes economic growth and revitalization of local economies.

2011 Grants
Projects focused on the urgent needs of inner city residents

The Dugout Drop In Centre
DTES HIV/IDU Consumers Needle Exchange
Imouto House for Young Women (Atria)
DTES Neighbourhood House

Prevention Programs focused on children, youth and families

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood House
East Side Family Place
Strathcona Community Centre / Phil Bouvier Family Centre
Talitha Koum – Gianna House

Projects focused on community transformation and economic revitalisation

DTES Street Market
Tradeworks Custom Wood Products
Family Services of Greater Vancouver – Street Youth Job Action

2010 Grants
Prevention Programs focused on Children and Youth

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver, Kivan Club
The Learning Disabilities Association Vancouver

Programs to address urgent needs of people in the inner city

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre Association
The Dugout
Aunt Leah’s Independent Lifeskills Society
Kiwassa Neighbourhood Services Association
Pacifica Treatment Centre Society
Downtown Eastside Seniors’ Centre
YWCA Crabtree Housing

Programs and initiatives supporting community transformation

MP Enterprises
Aboriginal Mother Centre