“We reached out to a number of funders for assistance and Central City Foundation was really receptive to our needs.

We were fortunate to receive the funding so we could put in that extra touch that makes the space so welcoming like the play area for the children. People feel like this is a place to heal.” – Marjorie White, Vice President of Lu’ma Medical Clinic

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.

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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Aunt Leah’s Place named Top 10 Impact Charities

Our community partner and tenant, Aunt Leah’s Place, was named one of the Top 10 Impact Charities in Canada by Charity Intelligence. For 30 years Aunt Leah’s has been supporting children and youth in the foster care system, as well as those who have aged...

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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.