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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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    As 2019 draws to an end, SVP Teens is taking the time to reflect on their achievements. We are a youth-led group that informs local teens about the urgent issues facing Waterloo Region, unites and empowers them to create meaningful change in their communities, and inspires a life-long desire to make a difference in the lives of others.  Read More »

    What a remarkable year 2018 has been for SVPWR. More and more community members are talking about us and considering joining our ranks. More and more charities are benefiting from our investments in expertise and funding. Read More »

    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 »

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