All We See Is Potential

Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region is a philanthropic organization, but we do more than give away money.

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Social Venture Partners (SVP) invests in local charities in the Waterloo Region with time, treasure, and talent. By pooling annual contributions and expertise, we are making a bigger, more meaningful impact than any of us could make on our own.

For a charity to grow and help more people in need, we’ve seen how important it is to have operations support like sound financial systems, effective board governance, HR support, and up-to-date tech. That’s why we strengthen organizations from the inside out – matching them with our Partner volunteers who can help amplify their impact.

SVP’s superpower is that we build trust with the organizations we’re investing in. The funding model we believe in: 

How SVP is different than traditional grant programs.

Our Mission

We cultivate and engage philanthropists while building the capacity of local charities.

Our Vision

A vibrant Waterloo Region where a network of engaged philanthropists enable strong charities.

Our Values

Engagement & learning in a Social Environment

Our Principles

Equity & Partnership Respect & Inclusiveness Leverage & Strengthen Connection & Collaboration