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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.
Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR), a partnership of community-minded individuals who share their skills and financial support to build the resilience of our local charitable sector, is proud to announce the establishment of the SVP Emergency Fund. This fund will provide unrestricted support to registered charities most affected by this pandemic. Read More »
SVP Waterloo Region respects the Accelerator Centre's March 12 decision to suspend all client meetings, aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Accordingly, SVP Waterloo Region staff will be working from home until further notice. All external meetings (i.e.: involving Investees, Partners, Teens, or community members) will either be hosted via video/conference call or rescheduled until April 2020. Read More »
Calling all charities in Waterloo Region! With spring just around the corner, SVP Teens is seeking applications for their annual Community Grant (valued between $4,000 and $5,000.) Read More »