SVP Summer Social
Developing a program to boost the sustainability and impact of local non-profits amid evolving funding trends.
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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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Empowering Communities
Empowering philanthropists and strengthening local charities for lasting impact.
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Join SVP: Your Impact
Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region connects people with shared passions to make a meaningful impact together.
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About Us

Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region brings together a team of engaged community members who want to do more than provide financial support to charitable causes. Learn more about what we do directly from those who are involved with SVP.

Our Impact

We cultivate engaged philanthropists and build the capacity of local charities, aiming to strengthen social impact organizations and develop our Partners into strategic, lifelong givers.

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Support for 35 Waterloo Region charities
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Check out SVP's Strategic Plan!

SVP’s strategic plan details our goals for enhancing local charities through collaborative funding, volunteer expertise, and trust-building partnerships.

Explore Our Model

Our Approach

Empowering Charities: We focus on strengthening charities from the inside out, ensuring they have the necessary support to grow and help more people.

Our Funding Model

  • SVP’s superpower lies in the trust we build with the organizations we invest in. By fostering strong, supportive relationships, we empower these charities to achieve their full potential.

Get Involved

Become a Partner!

You want to put a dent in the world, but you know you’ll only get so far on that journey alone. That’s what Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region is for.

For Charities!

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SVP Teens

SVP Teens, a program of SVP Waterloo Region, brings together some of Waterloo Region’s most passionate youth (grades 7 – 12) to identify issues in our community and work towards solving them.

Current Investees

The Children and Youth Planning Table (CYPT) is a community-wide partnership that includes over 800 service providers, researchers, planning bodies, and funders serving children, youth, and families in Waterloo Region.

COMPASS Refugee Centre began in 1987 as a coalition of four Mennonite Churches in Kitchener-Waterloo and MCC Ontario. First Mennonite Church provided comprehensive support for refugees, including Hispanic services, host families, legal aid, housing, jobs, language training, medical support, and education for children.

SHOW supports long-term homeless individuals, providing 24/7 support to achieve stability and personal goals. They advocate for fair resources and supportive housing and aim to change community perceptions, relying on grants and donations to foster belonging.

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