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Could your charity be our 2021 Investee?

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The application period for our 2021 Investee Grant is now open.

SVP Waterloo Region is proud to work with charities from across our community to build their in-house skills and capacity in cooperation with our network of SVP Partners, who give their time, expertise, and financial support to help our investee charities thrive.

Our goal is to help build successful and sustainable charities through multi-year partnerships and providing unrestricted funding. By working together, our grant recipients (Investees) and SVP Partners develop a mutually beneficial relationship: investees gain the valuable expertise and guidance of our partners, and partners gain rich insight into community issues and the charitable sector.

We’ve now worked with ten different charities, and are seeking our eleventh investee!

Curious? Join us on May 19 from 1-1:45 PM at our virtual Investee Grant Info Session – Eventbrite link for registration coming soon!

We welcome all registered Canadian charities who primarily serve Waterloo Region residents, and who employ a full-time, paid Executive Director/CEO to consider applying.


Before you apply, please read through “How to Apply” and set up a meeting with our Executive Director, Rose Greensides.


 Submit a Letter of Interest (by June 3 at 5 PM)

Please note that all applicants must meet with SVPWR’s Executive Director before submitting a Letter of Interest. 

Letters of Interest are assessed on the basis of:

  • Organizational leadership, vision, and capacity
  • Potential for impact
  • Model and Programming (need, track record, innovation)
  • Social Venture Partners’ engagement potential (ability/readiness to partner with us)

For full criteria & guidelines, see our 2021 Call for Letters of Interest – Info Package.

Letters will be reviewed by SVPWR’s Investment Committee and full proposals will be invited from short-listed organizations. All applicants will be notified of the status of their Letter of Interest by July 5.

 Ready to apply? Click HERE to get started.