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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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    SVPWR is seeking a creative, motivated, and conscientious SVP Teens Coordinator for a 10-month contract position to support SVPWR and the Teens’ executive team (made up of local youth leaders) to build the program’s impact and sustainability. Read More »

    Hello!  As co-lead partners for our 2019 Investee, Reception House, Barbara Hill and I (Allyson Kroetsch) wanted to introduce ourselves and give a little update on our SVP work with Reception House so far! We are thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to learn more about the great work that Reception House is doing. A few projects are well underway as we head into December, including... Read More »

    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 »

    Featured Events

    Save the Date – Perfect Pitch 2019

    November 5, 2019

    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 »

    2020 Investee Grant Info Sessions (Jan 15/16)

    January 15 @ 11:00 am

    As our 2020 grant cycle starts, we’re hosting two Investee Grant Info Sessions (January 15 from 11 AM - noon, and January 16th from 2-3 PM) at the Accelerator Centre to share the information you need to know to assess if Social Venture Partners is the right fit for partnering with your charitable organization. Read More »