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Social Venture Partners is currently working with the following worthy charities serving Waterloo Region:


Reception House Waterloo Region

Reception House Waterloo Region is a community-based organization that is based out of Downtown Kitchener. They provide a place for new residents of Canada to call home by organizing a variety of programs and services to help integrate all government-assisted refugees into their new communities. Read More »


2018 Investee - Carizon Family and Community Services (Carizon) specializes in children’s mental health, youth engagement and development, family violence, individual and family counselling, credit counselling, settlement supports and collective wellness. Read More »

Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo-Wellington

2017 Investee - The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHA WW) provides a full care system for those with addictions, mental health or developmental needs, serving everyone – from children to adults to seniors – under one roof. Read More »

Sexual Health Options, Resources and Education (SHORE) Centre

2015 Investee - For 45 years, SHORE Centre has been Waterloo Region’s trusted source for accurate sexual health education and confidential pregnancy options support. Read More »

Hospice of Waterloo Region

2014 Investee - Hospice of Waterloo Region is dedicated to providing comfort, care, and support to people affected by life-threatening illnesses. Read More »

Woolwich Counselling Centre

2012 Investee - Woolwich Counselling Centre provides professional counselling services for individuals, couples, and families. Read More »

Strong Start

2011 Investee - Strong Start helps children learn to read. Through an extensive network of partnerships with schools, community centres, educators and volunteers, they strive to create lifelong readers. Read More »

Every year, students in the SVP Teens program fundraise and adjudicate their Community Grant, which supports a Waterloo Region charity’s program or projects.

From their founding until 2018, the Community Grant focused on programs that serve children and youth. In 2019, the grant focus opened to charities that serve any or all age groups in Waterloo Region.


2018 Grant Recipient
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Kinbridge Community Association

2013 Investee - Kinbridge Community Association is a community-based organization serving south Galt in Cambridge. Their mission is to actively engage the community through positive relationship-building, and to offer programs and services that serve the needs of local children and families. Read More »