“We work with really great kids who deserve the chance to thrive.

“We know this is going to have a ripple effect throughout their entire lives and the support Central City Foundation was able to provide really makes a difference.” — Rob Parry, Executive Director of Kidsafe.

Together we impact real change.

You transform lives. Together we have helped feed thousands of people, house those who struggle with homelessness, built safe places for vulnerable women, and provided support to families for more than 100 years.

We are builders

By investing a significant portion of our core capital in social purpose real estate, Central City Foundation is able to amplify the impact of your donation and create lasting change within the community.

Our buildings offer a safe and stable space for our neighbours and community partners at a dramatically reduced rate so they can build a thriving community.

We are funders

You help Central City Foundation find solutions by funding innovative programs, investing in our community partners with capital grants and building social purpose real estate. Our grants are as diverse as the needs of our community partners.

Learn more about how your donations are making a difference.

We are investors

Your impact can be felt in Vancouver’s inner city neighbourhoods and far beyond the city borders. Your support helps young mothers in New Westminster and youth struggling with addiction in Keremeos. Each community is connected and your contributions impact neighbours across Canada.

See where your donations are making a difference.

Learn how your dollars go further in our stories of impact.

We bring together neighbours and resources to transform our communities and help them thrive.

Creating a buzz with social enterprise

We invest in community-led initiatives that help people in the inner city improve their lives. Hives for Humanity, for example, is a unique organization that uses beekeeping to help people facing barriers to employment. By working with organizations such as Atira,...

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Every dollar spent changes a life.

Your contribution will help us find new ways to help our neighbours in need thrive into the future.