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Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region is a philanthropic organization, but we do more than give away money.

SVP Partners and 2019 Investee Reception House staff smile for a photoWe work with and connect a network of engaged community members with local charities, and these leaders invest their time, money, and professional expertise into local charities, helping them build their capacity over partnerships that last up to three years. We also support the broader charitable sector through skills-building programs like Perfect Pitch, SVP Teens, and our lunch workshop series.

Through venture philanthropy, we seek to effect significant, long-term social change in Waterloo Region.


Learn more about our mission and vision here.

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    The second installment in a three-part series documenting the SVP Teens program, we take a deep dive into the group's COVID-19 response, their quick transition to online work, and the program's continued impact on Waterloo Region during these difficult times. Read More »

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    SVP staff, our Board, and many committee members are working hard to develop authentic opportunities to bridge our Partnership and the Region’s charitable sector. Below are some resources around how to support Black families and communities in Waterloo Region and beyond. Read More »

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