Ways To Help

The U.S. Chess Center is a 501(c)(3) charity with the mission of teaching at-risk youth to play chess in order to improve their academic and social skills.

We rely on the generous support of the community to continue and expand our work. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law, and large donations will be acknowledged on our website. Please help by:


How We Use Your Donations

With your support, we can continue to run and expand our programs for at-risk youth:

Because of your donations, we have been able to:

The U.S. Chess Center is committed to using your donations efficiently. You can find our most recent tax filings here. We were recently awarded Silver status by Guidestar, an organization that monitors the transparency and efficiency of charitable organizations.


Where We've Taught Chess

In addition, many dozens of schools and youth centers around the country use our lesson plan to teach their students chess.


Our Supporters

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