Frequently Asked Questions
The Shane Victorino Foundation (SVF) is dedicated to promoting opportunities for underserved youth. The Foundation engages in projects which provide children in need with educational, recreational and wellness programs.
SVF was founded in February 2010 by Shane and Melissa Victorino. Over the past few years, Shane and Melissa have supported numerous charitable organizations. However, they wanted to make a greater difference in the lives of children in need. By establishing a foundation to focus on projects targeting underprivileged youth, they are able to utilize their resources to directly affect these children.
Shane and Melissa are actively involved in the foundation’s vision, fundraising and events. In addition, Shane underwrites the general operating expenses to maximize the impact of every dollar raised.
The foundation hosts events such as our annual golf tournaments in Hawaii. We are always looking to partner with individual donors as well as corporate sponsors who share our vision and goals. The support we receive from the public is vital to the success of our mission – providing opportunities to underprivileged youth. There are a number of ways donors can get involved at any level. For information on how you can support our cause, please visit our donate page.
It is extremely important for Shane to give back to the communities which have supported him and his family throughout his career. For this reason, the Foundation’s efforts are primarily focused in Hawaii, Philadelphia, Boston and Las Vegas.
Shane was born and raised in Hawaii and is one of only a handful of professional baseball players to come from the islands. Shane joined the Red Sox in 2013 and played a key role in their World Series Championship that year, in addition to winning his fourth Gold Glove Award. Prior to this, he was a part of the Philadelphia Phillies organization for almost eight seasons and helped the team win the World Series title in 2008, their first in nearly 30 years. Shane achieved significant milestones during his time with the Phillies; including becoming the first two-time winner of the All-Star Game’s “Final Vote” to earn the remaining spot on the 2011 and 2009 National League All-Star team and earning the Gold Glove award three consecutive years. The Victorinos also have a home in Las Vegas, where Shane previously played for their minor league team, and spends the off-season.
SVF is not accepting unsolicited applications for funding at this time.
Due to the large number of requests we receive, we do not accept fan requests for signed memorabilia. If items are sent to our office for signature, we regret that we are unable to return them. On a very limited basis, SVF does provide autographed items to support non-profit organizations that fit with our efforts to provide opportunities to underserved children, primarily in Philadelphia, Hawaii and Las Vegas. The request must be sent by a IRS 501(c)(3) designated non-profit organization and submitted at least 30 days in advance of the event. Although we would like to be able to meet every request we receive, unfortunately this is just not possible.