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We harness the ingenuity, passion and assets of community to create game-changing social enterprise and real estate initiatives that transform local economies and build a more just and sustainable world. 

Our Approach
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Catalytic

We seek innovative and high impact models and initiatives that show the most potential to enhance social and economic inclusion and environmental sustainability.

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Comprehensive  

Together with Vancity Credit Union we offer a comprehensive suite of funding, financing and advisory services for high impact social enterprise and social purpose real estate initiatives.

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Engaged

As a trusted advisor and navigator we aim to support organizations to unleash their creativity and build the confidence they need to develop social enterprise and real estate initiatives that maximize community benefit and financial return.

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Tailored

From concept planning to implementation, we offer incremental and tailored solutions based on organization needs, opportunities and stage of development.

Social Enterprise
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We believe that social enterprise can be a powerful tool to meet community needs and address social and environmental challenges. We invest in the development and growth of social enterprise initiatives that contribute to social or environmental goals.

Real Estate
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We support organizations to acquire, develop or redevelopment real estate assets that maintain or increase community ownership and access to affordable housing and spaces for non-profit services and programs.

 

Other Opportunities
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Learn about additional community grants program available through Vancity and/or browse opportunities available through Donor Advised Funds.

Featured Portfolio

Learn more about some of the amazing projects that have received support through our Social Enterprise and Social Purpose Real Estate Funds.

Stories of Change
Program Related Investments Allow Orgs to Own Real Estate
For the last quarter century, Vancity Community Foundation has been creating impact in a number of forward-thinking ways. One such example is by making Program Related Investments...
From Plate to Plate in their own Backyard
Loutet Farm came to fruition in a unique partnership between the North Shore Neighbourhood House, the City of North Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia. Designed to g...
Phoenix Recovery Society Facilitates Independence
In 2004, Phoenix Drug and Alcohol Recovery Society received the $1 Million Vancity Award through the Vancity grant program – as voted on by Vancity members – to finish its flagship...