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 Waterloo Region brings together a community of engaged community members who want to do more than provide financial support to charitable causes.

We strengthen the capacity of innovative charities by investing time, money, and talent to help them scale their impact and become sustainable, high-performing organizations. Since 2011, SVP has turned $550,000 of grants into over $3.5 million in support for ten Waterloo Region charities, and connected over 100 community builders to the local charitable sector through skilled volunteer projects and events.

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