Foundation / Corporation
Central City Foundation
Grants of up to $30,000 to British Columbia charitable organizations to improve the lives of needy residents of the inner city of Vancouver. Applicants must contact the funding source and submit a letter of inquiry before applying. Funding is intended to address the areas of children and youth, community transformation, and urgent needs. Grants are provided for small capital projects including grants to support construction, renovation, and equipment purchases.
The Foundation invests in promising programs that offer innovative solutions to the seemingly intractable problems faced by inner-city residents: homelessness and a lack of affordable housing; poverty, food security and access to nutritious food; mental and physical health challenges; addiction; and more.
The Foundation focuses capital grants on programs and initiatives that support these three areas:
Children and Youth: Central City Foundation provides capital grants to organizations that work with children and youth who are at risk or marginalized in Vancouver communities. These organizations are helping young people overcome many of the challenging conditions faced by residents and families in the downtown east side and inner city including poverty, homelessness, food security, and lack of access to education and opportunities.
Community transformation: These capital grants support programs and organizations whose mission enhances the inner city community, by providing 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 the inner city by supporting outcomes-based counseling programs, community support groups, and social enterprises. The Foundation focuses 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.
Urgent needs of people in the inner city: Central City is committed to providing capital grants to organizations that focus on the day to day needs of some of the most vulnerable residents in the inner city, including basic shelter, food and nutrition, as well as support services.
GrantWatch ID#: 179730
The maximum allowable grant is $30,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Jennifer Johnstone, President & CEO
Deanna Wing, Program Coordinator
Central City Foundation
206 – 304 W. Cordova St.
Vancouver BC V6B 1E8
Vancouver’s inner city neighborhoods
Canada: British Columbia