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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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    With refugee intake on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past few months have been far from normal for Reception House. Hear more about how the organization has adapted to meet the changing needs of newcomers in Waterloo Region as well as how our partners have worked with their team to reflect on strategic priorities in our Summer 2020 Investee Update. Read More »

    Adapting to the times and continuing to make significant progress through the COVID-19 pandemic, our Investee partnership with Carizon Family and Community Services remains strong. Learn more about what our partners have been working on with the Carizon team and what's ahead in our Summer 2020 Investee Update. Read More »

    The third installment in a three-part series documenting the SVP Teens program, we look forward to the year ahead, examine some of the unique challenges that will be presented, and talk with two of the teens that will lead the team in 2020-21. Read More »

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