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Read stories about Central City Foundation grants that build jobs, income, training, entrepreneurship, potential, future for children and youth.

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We Build Hope with Opportunities
Read stories about Central City Foundation grants that build jobs, income, training, entrepreneurship, potential, future for children and youth.

Stitching together a livelihood at Craftworks

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...

Supporting Indigenous children through art

Phil Bouvier Family Centre has a new mural thanks to Central City Foundation donors. Central City Foundation provides space for community organizations through social purpose real estate. The PBFC is one of five properties we own and rent to vital...

Groundswell on Granville Island

Central City Foundation donors support social entrepreneurs at Groundswell public market Groundswell is an alternative business school that gives students the tools, mentorship and community to build a social venture that helps solve real world problems....

Megaphone payment app a great success

The Megaphone Magazine mobile payments app has seen fantastic results since it launched last September. The development of the ground-breaking app was funded by Central City Foundation donors, investing in innovative projects to improve the lives of our...

Reel Youth: New camera equipment, new opportunities

When Max Paquin moved to Vancouver from Montreal as a teenager, he spoke almost no English and struggled to connect with his peers at school. His single mother encouraged him to get involved with Reel Youth, where he learned to express himself through the...

Megaphone Magazine launches new mobile payments app

Central City Foundation’s partnership with Megaphone Magazine exemplifies our strong commitment to supporting programs that provide services that help people thrive by offering innovative opportunities for employment. Earlier this fall,...

A new roof helps Aboriginal children thrive at Singing Frog

When the the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) discovered a major leak in the roof of Singing Frog Aboriginal Head Start preschool they reached out to Central City Foundation to provide emergency funding. With the support CCF’s donors,...

Britannia Carving Pavilion connects Aboriginal youth to art

As a child James Harry watched his father, master carver Rick Harry, sculpt beautiful Aboriginal carvings from wood and metal, but not all youth have the opportunity to be introduced to art in the home. As an adult, James took up his father’s craft and...