Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative (SPRE)

The SPRE Collaborative works to inspire and enable BC not-for-profits and social enterprises to create resilient, inclusive and connected communities.

Founded in 2009, SPRE is a group of funders and investors from philanthropy, business and government focused on building the capacity of individuals and organizations struggling in BC’s real estate markets. SPRE itself is not a funding program, landlord or building operator, rather,  a Collaborative in which individual members work together on strategies to assist not-for-profit and social enterprise organizations with their real estate needs.

Each SPRE Collaborative member has its own unique focus, approach and program offerings. All members work to build community assets on their own, or through unique partnerships and investments, that create a blend of real social, environmental and financial returns. Click on a member’s logo below to learn more about their organization


 Real Estate Foundation of BC

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CIRES Canadian Heritage

Renewal Partners


     City of Vancouver

City of Vancouver:
Cultural Services

Social Policy & Projects 
​ Affordable Housing