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We have more to give. Together. 

The individuals who join SVP Waterloo Region want to leave their mark on the world, to take their giving to a new level. Through SVP you can…

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Pool and Stretch Your Dollars

In a sluggish economy, funding for nonprofits shrinks as demand for their services grows. Now, more than ever, it’s important to maximize your gifts.

Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region helps individuals make smart and leveraged investments in vetted organizations. Since 2010, our Partners have collectively given more than $500,000 to 9 Waterloo Region charities– far more than most could give alone. And that money was stretched much further thanks to the thousands of volunteer hours donated by our Partners.
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Invest in Vetted Nonprofits

There are hundreds of nonprofits in our community. How do you decide where to give?

At Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region you don’t have to make that decision on your own. Whether or not you participate directly, you benefit from the careful selection and reviews carried out by our Investment Committee – ensuring that your money is wisely invested.

Each year, about 20 Partners gather over a period of six months to select our Investee for the year. Partners consistently say that participating on the Investment Committee is one of their most rewarding experiences with Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region.

Read more about our Investee Selection Process here.

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Engage in Shared Learning

Should I make a few large donations, or lots of small ones? Where can I find nonprofits that are focused on the issues I care about? How do I align my giving with my values?

These are just a few of the questions that our Partners bring to the table, and through community tours, workshops, and group and individual meet-ups we help tackle them. Our goal? Partners connect with people who share their values and passion, and walk away with the tools they need to make the greatest impact with their giving.
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Volunteer Your Time and Talent

How do you want to approach philanthropy? If you’re reading this, it probably means you want to do more than give money.  You want to roll up your sleeves and dig in. And you’re not alone.

Become an SVP Partner and amplify the power of your giving!