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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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    United Way Waterloo Region Communities, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, Astley Family Foundation, Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR), Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, and Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation, along with other funders, are working together to support urgent and emerging community needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registered charities may apply online until April 9 for the first round of funding. Read More »

    Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR), a partnership of community-minded individuals who share their skills and financial support to build the resilience of our local charitable sector, is proud to announce the establishment of the SVP Emergency Fund. This fund will provide unrestricted support to registered charities most affected by this pandemic. Read More »

    APRIL 2 - IMPORTANT UPDATE: Calling all charities in Waterloo Region! SVP Teens is seeking applications for their annual Community Grant (valued between $2,500-$3,000.) Grant deadline extended to April 13 & questions adapted to reflect COVID-19 impact. Read More »

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