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Great Valley Community Organization

Our History, Mission & Vision

Our History

The Great Valley Community Organization (GVCO) is an outgrowth of the Great Valley Basketball League (GVBL) that started in 2001 with 60 girls. GVCO is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, EIN: 26-1139318, run by a core of dedicated volunteers. In recent years, GVCO has expanded to include tutoring, arts, senior programs, community, and educational events as well as new sports to serve the entire Great Valley community. Over 5,500 families have participated in the organization’s activities and more than a third of the school district’s elementary students currently take part in GVCO’s youth sports offerings. GVCO runs primarily out of a leased facility located in Malvern, PA., and utilizes practice facilities off-site. GVCO continues to grow and serves over 1,500 children and adults offering programs in basketball, football, sideline cheer, volleyball, crew, competitive cheer and community service programs annually.

Our Mission

The Great Valley Community Organization helps build a strong, vibrant, and connected community by providing facilities, activities and programs enriching the lives of all residents.

Our Vision

The vision of Great Valley Community Organization is to evolve GVCO from one of the area’s premier sports/recreational programs to a world-class community resource that delivers a broad range of sports, educational, arts, recreational and senior programs that address key community needs.

A Plan for the Future

GVCO has compelling plans to build a safe, convenient, and attractive facility that offers a variety of healthy and fulfilling activities for all ages. When the doors open, it will be a state of the art, world-class facility. The brand new GVCO Community Center will have multiple courts, an outdoor field, a cafe, an elevated track and work out area, as well as multi-purpose rooms for other community programming, activities, and events. We have purchased the land; the property is fully engineered, and the approval process is complete. The time is NOW....Help us make it happen! We will not get the necessary financing to complete the project without raising additional funds. To date, GVCO has raised just over $2.3 million in cash and pledges.

Our immediate goal is to raise an additional $1 million!

Programs for Members of the Local Communities

As of July 13, 2023, GVCO participants live in:

East Whiteland



Malvern Borough

GVCO is a 501c(3)

The Great Valley Community Center Complex is an entity of The Great Valley Community Organization ("GVCO") is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the taxcode provided by the Internal Revenue Service. The purpose of GVCO includes providing multi-use indoors facilities for community activities, focusing on youth athletics, senior citizen activities and to further community, recreational, charitable and educational programs and events. The official registration and financial information of the Great Valley Community Organization may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Dept. of State by calling toll free, within Penna., 1(800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.