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Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region is a philanthropic organization, but we do more than give away money.
Our network of engaged community members invest time, money, and professional expertise in local non-profits. Through our model of venture philanthropy, we seek to effect significant, long-term social change in our community.
This year’s All Partners Meeting was a huge success, thanks in part to the positive energy from the record-breaking attendance! The Accelerator Centre housed over 75 of SVP’s Partners and Community members who came together for a night filled with food, drink and fellowship. Read More »
Hey everyone, my name is Hayden and I am very excited to be apart of the SVP team this summer as the Marketing and Events Coordinator! I am a recent graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University in the Communications Studies Program with a focus on community engagement. Read More »
Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVP) has announced the newest charity they will be investing in at their June 12th All Partners Meeting: Reception House Waterloo Region. Reception House’s vision is simple: that all refugees to Waterloo Region have a successful settlement experience, fully integrate into the region, and become an accepted and welcomed member of the community. Read More »
November 5 @ 12:00 am
Join SVP Waterloo Region as we bring back Perfect Pitch on November 5, 2019. Six Waterloo Region-based charities will give a 3-minute pitch on stage at CIGI that will help their organization grow, and at the end of the night, audience members can vote for the charity whose pitch they liked best, directing proceeds from their ticket directly to that charity. Read More »
April 24 @ 11:45 am
On April 24th, join us for a lunch-and-learn on navigating government relations. Our guest speaker Melissa Durrell will lead a presentation that will look at how to develop strong working relationships with the government, and how to frame your organization’s needs/issues and then effectively pitch them to decision makers. Read More »