Little League Baseball, Incorporated is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball.”
It was founded in 1939, and was granted Federal Charter on July 16, 1964, by a unanimous act of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America. This act was then signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson as Public Law 88-378, 88th Congress.
The Little League is composed of three basic, interdependent components: the administrative and service core, the district component, and the local Little League.
The administrative and service core is the Little League Baseball, Incorporated, a non-profit membership organization that maintains the international program. The district component, on the other hand, serves as liaisons between the various Regional Headquarters and the local Little Leagues. Finally, the local little leagues, considered as the most important component, provides services to the community by furnishing physical facilities, volunteer services, and other resources.