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Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region is a philanthropic organization, but we do more than give away money.
We 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.
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 »
SASC was founded in 1989 with an anonymous gift of $1000 and the tireless work of 25 volunteers who started a 24-hour support line for survivors of sexual violence. SASC has since grown to a staff of 20 and 65 volunteers who provide individual and group counselling, advocacy and education programs, and a dedicated Anti-Human Trafficking program, along with the support line. Read More »
After careful consideration, the SVP Teens chose to award a grant of $3,500 in unrestricted funding to the Child Witness Centre, a Kitchener-based charity providing support, education and advocacy for children and youth who are or may become victims or witnesses of abuse or crime. Read More »