The '54 Fund

Named in honor of the National Sporting Library & Museum’s founding in 1954, the ’54 Fund helps cover the costs of educational programming, new acquisitions, exhibitions, and digitization of our numerous Library collections.

Thanks to your overwhelming generosity to The ’54 Fund last year, we have been able to bring you 5 virtual exhibitions. This means you can see over 260 objects up-close from your home, just as though you were standing right in front of them! You helped our collection of sporting books circulate to researchers and enthusiasts across the globe though the Inter Library Loan program, which allows libraries from more than 50 countries to borrow books from one another. If all that was not enough, our free community programs such as Sunday Sketch, were funded by you!

A gift to The ’54 Fund will help support our crucial operating needs, including everything from our exhibitions, public programs, and community events such as our popular Open Late concert series, to our security system and conservation of our collections.