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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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    SVP staff, our Board, and many committee members are working hard to develop authentic opportunities to bridge our Partnership and the Region’s charitable sector. Below are some resources around how to support Black families and communities in Waterloo Region and beyond. Read More »

    SVP Teens were featured in Exchange Magazine's April 2020 edition! Thank you to the Exchange team for featuring us in your Intelligent Philanthropy issue. Read More »

    $800,000 is being distributed to 43 charities across Waterloo Region in response to applications to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. This funding is being directed to charitable organizations working with vulnerable populations across Waterloo Region. It will assist organizations that expressed urgent need to continue providing front-line social services through essential programming, mental health and wellness supports, shelter, as well as health and safety for charitable front-line workers. Read More »

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