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

Our network of engaged community members invest time, money, and professional expertise in local non-profits. Through our model of venture philanthropy, we seek to effect significant, long-term social change in our community.

Learn more about our mission and vision here.


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    How much can you say in three minutes? Can you capture your audience’s attention, help them understand the work you do, and how it’s helping our community thrive? Can you share ways to get involved, and to help your organization grow? At Perfect Pitch 2019 on Tuesday night, speakers from seven local charities proved they could do all of those things, with conviction and style, in front of a sold-out theatre audience at CIGI in Waterloo. Read More »

    Ready to hear Waterloo Region’s next great idea for social good – and help it happen? Hear seven charities share how they're helping our community grow and thrive, and then help them meet their mission at Perfect Pitch 2019. Read More »

    This year’s All Partners Meeting was a huge success, thanks in part to the positive energy from the record-breaking attendance! The Accelerator Centre housed over 75 of SVP’s Partners and Community members who came together for a night filled with food, drink and fellowship. Read More »

    Featured Events

    Save the Date – Perfect Pitch 2019

    November 5

    Join SVP Waterloo Region as we bring back Perfect Pitch on November 5, 2019. Seven Waterloo Region-based charities will give a 3-minute pitch on stage at CIGI that will help their organization grow, and at the end of the night, audience members can vote for the charity whose pitch they liked best, directing proceeds from their ticket directly to that charity. Read More »

    Decoding Donor Data – Lunch & Learn

    October 17 @ 11:45 am

    On October 17, join SVP Waterloo Region, in partnership with BDO Canada, for a lunch-and-learn that focuses on how your organization can improve how it collects information, and uses it to drive outreach and fundraising, while being observant of current privacy regulations. Read More »