The '54 Fund

In the nearly seven decades since our founding in 1954, the National Sporting Library & Museum has been a driving force in keeping sporting history and traditions alive through education, accessibility, and community building. We strive to preserve our collections for future generations, as well as introduce a new audience to sporting culture and our connection to landscape and wildlife. As we reflect on all that you have helped us accomplish over the decades, we look forward to building upon this success in the years to come with your support. A gift to The ’54 Fund will help cover our crucial operating costs, including everything from exhibitions, public programs, and community events, to the care of our campus and collections.

Thanks to your overwhelming generosity to The ’54 Fund last year, we were able to give free admission to those receiving food assistance with Museums for All. You helped innovative new scholarship reach 127 countries through our blog Drawing Covert. You helped us keep preserve sporting history by caring for 20,000 Library and 1,300 Museum objects. On top of that your support made free community programs like our Open Late concerts and Sunday Sketch possible, with partnerships with 18 local non-profits. 

The funds raised through The ’54 Fund will support our most essential needs as we head into the new year. If you have not yet been to campus to see our inaugural indoor/outdoor sculpture exhibition Field Notes | Walter Matia, we hope you will visit us soon to see your support at work! Please consider a gift to The ’54 Fund today. Thank you!