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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth

Mission: The Shane Victorino Foundation is dedicated to promoting opportunities for underserved youth. The Foundation engages in projects which provide children in need with educational, recreational and wellness programs.

Target demographics: underserved, at-risk children

Geographic areas served: Hawaii, Las Vegas, Boston, and Philadelphia

Programs: Youth Baseball Clinic on Maui (a free, half-day event for 175 youth), Flyin' Hawaiian All-Stars program in Boston (providing a memorable day at the ballpark for local children's groups), and the Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys & Girls Club in Philadelphia, among others.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing group who does so much to help youth in Las Vegas and Hawaii too! Generous, organized, professional and though it's founder is a famous athlete, he is as down to earth and kind hearted as anyone I have ever met. He truly cares about making a difference and his wife likewise and always by his side for their charitable events. His staff is amazing too.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very few professional athletes are as intimately involved with their foundations as Shane is. He is part of a team that is committed to the communities they represent. Whether it is Philly, Boston, Las Vegas or home on Maui, this Foundation has made a difference in countless lives of children year round. I live on Maui and have first hand seen the results. I volunteered last year and am looking forward to helping again this year.

Donor

Rating: 5

Have known the Victorino Family for five years now. So thoroughly impressed with their commitment to community and children. They clearly get the importance of supporting the children. I couldn't be prouder to support the foundation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Shane Victorino Foundation is amazing. They do so much for children in need and just make the world a better place.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Shane Victorino Foundation is truly one of a kind. Mr. Victorino came to the Philadelphia area
as part of a professional sports team, the Philadelphia Phillies. Soon after, he was more than just another baseball player but a member of this city and truly cared what happened here. His foundation
Has provided numerous support to the children of the city by their generous gifts and the kids now love
when Mr. Victorino and his family come to visit so they can show them how much they have done. Even
though he is no longer a physically part of our city, he will always be from our city!

Donor

Rating: 5

Shane and Melissa, along with their foundation staff, hold many great events throughout the year to motivate and support under served youth. They also contribute grants to provide programs and facilities to help the children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great Foundation for such a great cause. What they do really helps young kids that truly need their help and sets positve foundation for them to build on which will help them later in life. Have followed the foundation since it's formation. Love what Shane and his foundation does a true sign of giving back and paying it forward.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5


What Shane and his Foundation have done for young kids in Philadelphia and Hawaii in particular is amazing! Shane is an awesome role model for these kids and for those that play sports alongside him. I wish there were more professional players that followed his steps.

Stefanie H.

Donor

Rating: 5

The SVF does a lot to help under served youth in multiple communities. I have been fortunate to be part of some of their local events in Las Vegas and they are run very professionally and I know that all donations go straight to those in need.

Donor

Rating: 5

Shane has set up this foundation to help boys and girls from low income families a place to go and be active in positive activities. Shane gives back to the communities he is a part of.

Donor

Rating: 5

Most professional athletes with even greater fame and fortune than Shane, DON'T give back to their communities. Almost as soon as Shane received his first "real" contract, the Shane Victorino Foundation. They didn't go out and buy a plane, vacation homes in foreign countries, or other ridiculously lavish things. This just goes to show the ultimate character of these two amazing people. I have seen, first hand, the grateful recipients of Shane & Melissa's generosity. Giving the $900,000 to the Boys and Girls Club in Philadelphia, although a large sum, is but a tiny contribution in the greater scheme of things. I have no doubt that the Shane Victorino Foundation will continue to help the communities that it serves. For the first time, in a long time, the underprivileged kids in Philadelphia and on Maui have one thing money can't buy: Hope.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am proud to be involved with the Shane Victorino Foundation for many reasons. Despiite the short history of this foundation, they have already done so much for the communities of Philadelphia and Maui. In my opinion it is more rewarding to be involved with a charity that has a specific focus and is making a dramatic improvement in that area. This foundation has targeted the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia and Maui. Both of these Clubs are in desperate need. They don't have the books they need. They can't provide food for these hungry kids. The buildings are literally falling down. The Shane Victorino Foundation has set out to change that. Shane Victorino personally made a huge financial commitment and positive change is already taking place. I look forward to doing what I can in the future for this great cause.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Neil-
The Shane Victorino Foundation deserves a lot of credit for what they have done to better enrich communities in Philadelphia and Maui. Any one who can give back to their community, especially the youth is well deserving of praise. The foundation is working hard to renovate a boys and girls club in a "not so good" part of philadelphia and by doing this, are teaching the kids in the area that through hard work and persistence, anything is possible. When someone like Shane who is often looked up to because of on-field activity becomes a role model off the field, it shows how committed he is to use baseball as a tool for the bigger picture of helping the communities that have been supporting him his whole life. This foundation has helped many kids believe in themselves and trust that they too can do something positive with their lives.

Review from Guidestar

John M.

Advisor

Rating: 4

I just recently got involved with the Shane Victorino Foundation and considering that it is not even a year old the work they have done and are doing is very impressive.

I wok with many non profit organizations and few have the clear vision and direction that this one does, especially so early in its existence. Shane is using the platform that baseball has provided him to do terrific things for kids in Philadelphia and Hawaii and I applaud him for that.

He has put his time and his money ($900K towards a Boys and Girls Club in Philly) where his mouth is...go Shane!

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

Here is an organization that approaches fund raising in such a fun and unpretentious way. They have a way of making you feel important no matter how you support them. And unlike other organizations that raise funds for needy people/groups, there is never any pressure to keep giving, no one bothering you frequently...just plain good information and caring that makes you want to stay supportive for years to come.

Review from Guidestar