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Pitch In For Baseball & Softball

Let your equipment play extra innings

aka Pitch In For Baseball, Pitch In For Softball   |   Warminster, PA   |  www.pifbs.org
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Pitch In For Baseball & Softball

EIN: 86-1141299


Mission

Founded in 2005, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball (PIFBS) helps give the gift of play and contributes to positive youth development by providing equipment to kids in underserved communities around the world. Our mission is to change lives through sport and increase access to baseball and softball for kids by removing equipment as the barrier to play and participation. Over the past 18 years, PIFBS has expanded programming and partners to help more than 1.2 million children play ball in every state in the U.S. and more than 110 countries internationally. We achieve our mission and goals through these core programs: Domestic and International Equipment Grants, School Based Program, and a Disaster Relief Program.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are a global nonprofit and the official equipment distribution partner of Major League Baseball's Reviving Baseball in Innercities (RBI), about a dozen MLB Clubs, Little League International, USA Baseball, the Youth Development Foundation, and the MLB Players Trust, completing 800 projects each year. Over the past decade, we have helped more than 1.2 million kids play baseball and softball in more than 110 countries internationally and nearly every state in the U.S.

Ruling year info

2005

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Meredith Kim

Main address

21 Bon Air Drive

Warminster, PA 18974 USA

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EIN

86-1141299

Subject area info

Philanthropy

Baseball and softball

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

Low-income people

At-risk youth

NTEE code info

Baseball, Softball (includes Little Leagues) (N63)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At its very simplest, baseball/softball is a game that is played by boys and girls in backyards, country fields, playgrounds, sandlots, and streets. It is a time to spend with friends – old and new, being part of a team, experiencing the highs of winning, the agony of defeat, and having a chance to be a kid. In addition to its pure play element, baseball is also a powerful vehicle for youth development teaching important life lessons like teamwork, respect, keeping a commitment, and the art of winning and losing. \n\nPitch In For Baseball & Softball exists to remove equipment as a barrier to participation for under-resourced children around the world, which helps to increase access to the game and creates positive opportunities for out-of-school hours.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Domestic and International Equipment Grant Program

Pitch In For Baseball & Softball partners with leagues, schools, teams, international governments, industry leaders, companies, and baseball fans around the world to help as many children as possible.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

In times of tragedy, children are the most affected. Baseball and softball can have a healing power, restoring a sense of normalcy amidst the chaos. Over the past several years, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball has assisted in NY/NJ shoreline (following Hurricane Sandy); Joplin, MO; Gulf Coast Region; Texas, Japan, and Puerto Rico. PIFBS is currently raising funds to support a project to help rebuild programs in the Bahamas, Louisiana following the recent tornado, and helping groups impacted by COVID-19.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

About 50% of the equipment PIFBS is able to donate comes from the efforts of motivated, passionate kids as part of community service projects, Eagle Scout projects, Mitzvah projects. PIFBS has created resources to support kids in their endeavors.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Pitch In For Baseball & Softball works with schools and districts to help them start, expand, or continue baseball and softball programs. By donating the equipment, schools are able to shift budget dollars to other areas of programmatic improvement.

PIFB currently has two school based programs in Philadelphia and Minneapolis/St. Paul school districts.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

School-Based Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average daily attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

School-Based Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The 2020 number declined due to the pandemic and difficulty tracking attendance. Also, many schools received equipment but had to cancel their seasons or have a partial.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Domestic and International Equipment Grant Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Domestic and International Equipment Grant Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizations applying for grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

School-Based Programs

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

PIFBS works with diverse partners that are industry leaders. In 2021, we started a program that will occur every other year, which explains the decrease from 2021 to 2022.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Pitch In For Baseball & Softball (PIFBS) is laser focused and mission driven. PIFBS aims to remove equipment as a barrier to play for economically disadvantaged children around the globe and contribute to the growth of youth baseball/softball by increasing access to the game. All of the organization's activities are centered around equipment and how by providing the necessary gear, PIFBS is helping leagues/schools/organizations opportunities to strengthen and grow their programs.

All of Pitch In For Baseball & Softball's activities are centered on one goal: to provide equipment so that as many children have access to baseball and softball. As an organization, PIFBS is driven by following :\n1) Increase awareness/brand recognition. \n- Integrate awareness building into each partnership - social media, website, press releases - to help elevate PIFBS' visibility and highlight the impact of the work.\n- Strengthen our systems and mechanisms for gathering and communicating the impact stories about children and communities we have helped that best represent our work in order to connect others to our work and provide visual reminders to each of us of our impact. \n\n2) Leverage the necessary resources (both monetary and in-kind) to meet the needs of leagues/schools/organizations that offer baseball and softball programs for under-resourced children. \n- Volunteer engagement - PIFBS is fortunate to have about 200 volunteers who are passionate baseball/softball fans who collect equipment and raise money on our behalf. \n- Establish a formal stewardship and donor recognition program to stay better connected with our donors\n- Diversify revenue through expanded partnerships and fundraising efforts. This includes partnerships with manufacturers as well as companies with a shared passion for the game and for helping children.\n\n3) Measuring and communicating impact more effectively. For all of the School-Based Programs, schools are required to report on the #/% of students who improve their grades/attendance during the season. Over the years, the data has shown how baseball/softball can be an effective vehicle for student engagement in school and reinforces our investment. However, PIFBS has identified other areas of programming that would be worth taking a deeper dive into impact, such as a longitudinal study of the impact of our school-based programming and our Disaster Relief Program. PIFBS is currently working with a school in Tennessee that will be starting their first Varsity baseball team next year. The study will track individual students over a 5 year period. PIFBS is also working to develop system to better assess the impact of our efforts in response to Disaster Relief.\n\n4) Improving efficiency - as a small 6 person office, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball is lean and must operate efficiently in order to maximize donor dollars and meet the needs of the community

Pitch In For Baseball & Softball exists to remove equipment as a barrier to participation, which increases access to the game for economically disadvantaged children. These efforts also help to grow participation. To achieve our mission, partnership and collaboration are essential. Collaboration and cross-sector efforts are key to our success, helping us get the necessary resources and identify the most under-resourced communities. Baseball/softball fans around the globe donate to spread the joy of the game. Manufacturers have a way liquidate inventory while elevating their charitable profile and also provide exclusive pricing on new equipment to help fill the gaps between our inventory and the needs outlined in the equipment grant requests that come in. Industry leaders look to PIFBS to help expand their programming and increase participation numbers cost-effectively. \n\nDuring the past year and a half, there has been a notable shift in the spirit and urgency. The economic impact of pandemic has forced every industry to rethink how they are doing business. It is estimated that MLB alone and their clubs lost billions over the past year as a result, had to do widespread furloughs and layoffs which has significantly changed the structure and capacity of each organization. Little League International and their thousands of leagues around the world will feel the impact on their programming for at least the next three years. Through this global crisis, PIFBS has been fortunate to expand and strengthen existing partnerships as well as forge new high profile relationships aimed at creating opportunities for children. \n\nPIFBS is the official equipment partner of the Youth Development Foundation (a joint effort of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLB Players Association), Little League International, USA Baseball, MLB's RBI program, New York Mets, the San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Manufacturing partners include Wilson Sporting Goods and their family of brands (Louisville Slugger, Demarini, Atec), Rawlings, Diamond Sports, Easton, BWP Bats, and UnderArmour. Additional partners involve a deep discount from UPS (about 75% off retail costs), private foundations, hundred of baseball/softball fans who raise money and collect equipment on our behalf, and board members who connect to the mission of baseball and kids.

Over the past five years, our impact has grown significantly. \n- The # of projects has grown from 200 to more than 600.\n- The # of children helped annually grew from about 35,000 to nearly 100,000 .\n- Revenue has grown more than 100% to nearly $1,300,000\n- Staff has grown from 2 to 6\n- Number of strategic partners has grown from a handful to dozens, including Major League Baseball and Little League International\n\nWhile 2020 was a bit of an anomaly and the world will continue to feel the impact financially as well as socially for years to come, baseball and softball have been viewed as one of the safest, socially distant activities due to the nature of it being outdoors. As states and communities work to reopen, we have had an influx of grant requests that are on average 2-3 times larger than a request in a non-pandemic time. To date this year, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball has already completed 800 projects and is on course to do nearly 1100 this year.

Financials

Pitch In For Baseball & Softball
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2021 PIFBS 990 2020 2020 PIFBS Form 990 2019 2019 990 2018 Financial Statement 2018 990
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.05

Average of 2.87 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.1

Average of 0.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

11%

Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Pitch In For Baseball & Softball

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Pitch In For Baseball & Softball’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$687,741 -$335,794 -$183,152 $787,132 -$703,359
As % of expenses -23.6% -18.4% -12.3% 32.1% -21.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$689,661 -$338,736 -$188,203 $781,549 -$707,968
As % of expenses -23.7% -18.5% -12.6% 31.8% -21.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,265,627 $1,500,980 $1,261,786 $3,556,948 $2,232,513
Total revenue, % change over prior year -60.9% -33.7% -15.9% 181.9% -37.2%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 96.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,911,993 $1,824,209 $1,489,203 $2,454,717 $3,222,615
Total expenses, % change over prior year 25.3% -37.4% -18.4% 64.8% 31.3%
Personnel 12.1% 20.4% 23.9% 15.3% 12.3%
Professional fees 1.2% 4.7% 2.5% 2.2% 2.4%
Occupancy 2.0% 3.4% 4.3% 2.6% 2.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Pass-through 77.0% 64.0% 58.2% 72.5% 71.4%
All other expenses 7.7% 7.5% 11.1% 7.4% 11.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,913,913 $1,827,151 $1,494,254 $2,460,300 $3,227,224
One month of savings $242,666 $152,017 $124,100 $204,560 $268,551
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $152,250 $0
Fixed asset additions $15,168 $9,825 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $3,171,747 $1,988,993 $1,618,354 $2,817,110 $3,495,775

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.1
Months of cash and investments 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 14.2 20.4 23.5 18.0 11.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $26,804 $31,738 $36,932 $158,451 $35,298
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $29,019 $38,844 $41,948 $41,948 $43,008
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 45.0% 41.2% 50.2% 63.5% 72.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.2% 3.6% 6.2% 1.7% 18.7%
Unrestricted net assets $3,441,973 $3,103,237 $2,915,034 $3,696,583 $2,988,615
Temporarily restricted net assets $131,700 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $131,700 $144,265 $100,000 $415,099 $128,356
Total net assets $3,573,673 $3,247,502 $3,015,034 $4,111,682 $3,116,971

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Meredith Kim

Meredith joined Pitch In For Baseball & Softball in 2013 and is an advocate for the impact of sports on youth development. Growing up in Hamilton, New York, Meredith was a three sport student athlete who understands full well the positive impact of sport and play on a child’s growth and development. With a B.A. in English from Dickinson College, Meredith has nearly 25 years of fundraising and management experience with both grassroots and international nonprofit organizations. Meredith’s passion for leveling the playing field and background has helped Pitch In For Baseball & Softball become a stronger, more efficient organization, double annual revenue, establish a more diverse funding base, and measure and communicate impact more effectively.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 05/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Terry Smith

CEO, Rushmore Loan Management

Term: 2022 - 2025

Michael Markovich

Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

Bill Piszek

Susan Lowe, CPA

CFO

David Ickes

Johnson Matthey

Cathy McIndoo

Novare National Settlement Service

Allison Parsell

Marucci

Bill Piszek

Dan Sheridan

President & Chief Revenue Officer

Sydney Ginsberg

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/28/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser