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Media Inquiries and Contact

Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region is one of our community’s best kept secrets. Help us share our story and inspire others!

If you would like to write a story on Social Venture Partners and/or any of our Investees, please contact us.


Media Contact and Spokesperson:

Rose Greensides, Executive Director

519-772-4590 | rose@svpwr.org


Fast Facts:

Mission: Together, we strengthen our Region’s not-for-profit sector by engaging a local community of active donors.

Vision: A collaboration of engaged donors and strong not-for-profits in a vibrant Waterloo Region.

History: Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region was founded by local venture capitalists Jacqui Murphy and Tim Jackson. After being introduced to Social Venture Partners by the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, they fell in love with the SVP model after a trip to Dallas illustrated its positive impact there and in other communities.

By the Numbers:

  • 86 Partners
  • 8 local charities supported since 2010
  • $425,000+ in grants
  • $2.9 million+ of support: volunteer time, expertise, separate contributions, and other resources leveraged