EIN 15-0572877

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on the culture.
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Program areas at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Through its mission, the Museum is committed to: collecting, through donation, Baseball artifacts, works of art, literature, photographs, memorabilia and related materials which focus on the history of the game over time, its players, and those elected to the Hall of Fame. Preserving the collections by adhering to professional Museum standards with respect to conservation and maintaining a permanent record of holdings through documentation, study, research, cataloging and publication. Exhibiting material in permanent gallery space, organizing on-site changing exhibitions on various themes, with works from the Hall of Fame collections or other sources, working with other individuals or organizations to exhibit loaned material of significance to Baseball and providing related research facilities. Interpreting artifacts through its exhibition and education programs to enhance awareness, understanding and appreciation of the game for a diverse audience. Honoring, by enshrinement, those individuals who had exceptional careers, and recognizing others for their signficant achievements.

Who funds National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Major League Baseball CharitiesGeneral Purpose$2,000,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$75,850
Congressional Sports for CharityTo Fund the Mission and Purpose of National Baseball Hall of Fame.$25,000
...and 20 more grants received totalling $2,294,012

Personnel at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Jeff JonesSenior Vice President , Finance and Administration / Board Member
Jeffrey J JonesSenior Vice President Finance and Administration$228,283
Jon ShestakofskyVice President , Communications and Education / Board Member
Kenneth MeifertVice President , Sponsorship and Development / Vice President Sponsorship and Development$115,353
Sean J. GahaganVice President , Retail Merchandising and / Vice President Retail Marketing and Lic.$195,976
...and 17 more key personnel

Financials for National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,165,739
Program services$7,473,977
Investment income and dividends$105,696
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$1,015,547
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$13,896
Net income from fundraising events$-53,483
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,394,758
Miscellaneous revenues$57,511
Total revenues$14,173,641

Form 990s for National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-03-02990View PDF
2018-122019-12-05990View PDF
2017-122019-03-15990View PDF
2016-122018-03-14990View PDF
2015-122017-03-27990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $2,000,000 from Major League Baseball Charities
May 23, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
October 1, 2021
Received grants
Identified 12 new grant, including a grant for $25,000 from Congressional Sports for Charity
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
April 28, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanitiesHistory
MembershipsPolitical advocacyLobbyingFundraising eventsNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
25 Main St
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Otsego County, NY
Website URL
(607) 547-7200
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A54: History Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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