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All We See is Potential.

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 application period for our 2021 Investee Grant is now open! SVP Waterloo Region is proud to work with charities from across our community to build their in-house skills and capacity in cooperation with our network of SVP Partners, who give their time, expertise, and financial support to help our investee charities thrive. Read More »

    Support local youth leadership and help to keep our community safe by being one of the first to own an SVP Teens mask. Read More »

    The community needs us now more than ever, and, perhaps, we need the community more than ever as well. Whatever that community connection looks like to you, there are local organizations ready to help you make those first steps.  Read More »

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    1. 2021 Investee Grant Info Session

      May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm