Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley (Milpitas, CA)


  • Name:Beth Shapiro

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley
  • Address:518 Valley Way
    Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
    Milpitas, CA 95035
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:408-957-9685
  • Main fax:408-957-9675

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley is to inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring adults.

  • Overview:
  • Serving over 3,000 youth annually, ages 6-18, we provide outcome- or needs-based programs that develop the 21st Century skills our members need to be successful in school, a career, and life. These include Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Citizenship, and Communication.

    By providing high-risk youth—a majority living in economically depressed, high crime neighborhoods, attending underfunded schools performing at the bottom of California Academic Performance Index—with accessible out-of-school enrichment programs, assistance and mentorship at no- or low-cost, we are part of the solution to close the opportunity gap to achieve greater economic, political and social equality among disadvantaged youth and the communities in which they live ensuring that members are proactive about their education, their life and their future.

    BGCSV takes a holistic approach to creating well-rounded, confident, and healthy youth and aims to provide programs and services that speak to all aspects of a child's development. To achieve these goals, comprehensive curricula are provided within the following Core Enrichment Program Areas that address the academic, linguistic and cognitive growth, and emotional and social needs of youth. Core Program Areas are age and developmentally appropriate; are supportive of the diversity of children and families served, including culture and language; and are operationally efficient and effective.

    Core areas include:
    • Character and Leadership Development
    • Education and Career Development
    • Arts and Cultural Enrichment
    • Health and Life Skills
    • Sports, Fitness and Social Recreation

    Through our Core Enrichment Programs, our members will be better prepared to make positive contributions to our nation’s social, democratic and economic progress.

    Youth participating in our Core Enrichment Programs will:
    • Develop meaningful relationships with adult professionals & peers in a caring, supportive environment
    • Improve grades in school, behavior & self-esteem
    • Improve attitudes towards learning & academics
    • Become self-directed, self-motivated & resourceful individuals
    • Develop higher levels of critical-thinking & problem-solving skills
    • Improve organization & time management skills
    • Develop self-paced learning styles
    • Develop a higher sense of competency & creativity
    • Develop healthy attitudes of personal responsibility, pride & higher standards
    • Develop leadership skills through commitment to Club & community
    • Develop individual goals linking future aspirations with concrete actions
    • Interact with others in a positive, supportive & empathetic manner
    • Develop an understanding of consequences & obligations
    • Develop an understanding of different cultures & the value of a pluralistic society
    • Develop an understanding of justice & equality
    • Increase fitness, nutrition & overall well-being

  • History:
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley has been serving the youth of Santa Clara County for 70 years. Founded in 1944, Boys City had a simple goal: prevent boys, regardless of race or religion, from getting into trouble—to give them all a chance to succeed. In the words of founder Harry Slonaker—‘Uncle Harry’ as the kids affectionately called him—Boys City “is concerned with giving boys the opportunity for companionship away from the moral and physical dangers of the streets.”

    Our very first clubhouse—located in downtown San Jose at 110 Jackson Street—offered boys and young men a safe place to play sports, learn trades like woodworking and printing, and develop meaningful relationships with adult mentors. In 1952, Boys City became affiliated with the nationally recognized Boys Clubs of America. By 1965, our official name had changed to Boys City Boys’ Club of Santa Clara County and membership exceeded over 800 boys and young men. In 1968, Uncle Harry opened a new clubhouse on the eastside of San Jose at 2195 Cunningham Avenue. This new club featured more space for outdoor activities in addition to a well-stocked library.

    Within the organization it became clear that Uncle Harry’s mission should be extended to all youth and in 1992, Boys City Boys’ Clubs of Santa Clara County opened its third clubhouse—to both boys and girls. Located in San Jose’s South Valley, the Levin Clubhouse is situated on the Caroline Davis Middle School site.

    What began as a club serving boys who needed a positive alternative to the streets, has now expanded, comprising 10 clubhouses throughout Santa Clara County—9 sites in San Jose and 1 site in Morgan Hill—that together serve over 3,000 regular members and an additional 15,000 youth through community outreach.

  • Year established:1944
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:16
  • Advisory board size:2
  • Staff size:71


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:94-1294898

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:941294898
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% DANA FRATICELLI
  • Organization Address:518 VALLEY WAY
  • Organization City:MILPITAS
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:95035-4106
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 1950
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):328, 349
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Combat juvenile delinquency, Other youth organization or activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:O21Z
  • Asset Amount:$1,488,375
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$3,115,769
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$3,073,485
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 9:52:47 am

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