Support The National Scholastic Chess Foundation

The NSCF provides quality chess instruction through curricular and enrichment programs across all grade levels in over thirty communities in southern New York and lower Connecticut. In addition, we provide teacher training to equip school districts and community organizations in opening free or low-cost chess programs in cities across the United States. Your contribution will help the NSCF to continue providing these services at rates affordable to the diverse communities it serves.

Our Anniversary appeal supports the NSCF's curriculum development programs helping to expand the use of chess to improve outcomes in American education.

Over the past two years, the NSCF has developed and piloted a teacher training program comprised of two eight-hour workshops and additional online support. Over 370 teachers in schools and community programs in Broward County, Florida have completed at least one workshop. Dozens of free chess programs in schools, summer camps and other centers serving young people have opened throughout the county. You can read our first year report by clicking here. Your support will help us take this program to other communities across the nation. (We've already trained 30 teachers in Fresno County, California!)

In addition, Sunil and the NSCF team have been writing a new blended learning textbook that teaches chess and social studies. Entitled "Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History," the goal of this project is to use chess to increase cultural literacy among middle school students. Your contribution will help us complete this project and begin work on additional curriculum that connects chess to our broader world.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

The NSCF provides scholarships on the basis of need to help students participate in chess tournaments. You can help by sponsoring a child at a tournament. A donation of $50 will pay the entry fee for one NSCF chess tournament plus membership dues in the US Chess Federation for one year. A donation of $412 pays for 10 tournaments and a USCF membership for the same child.

The NSCF helps Title 1 schools provide curricular chess instruction for their students. You can help schools in low-income areas offer chess as a means of improving educational outcomes. A donation of $5,000 covers the cost of 20 weeks of chess instruction (teacher plus materials) to two classes in a grade level. You can contribute all or a portion of the cost.

The NSCF provides scholarships on the basis of need. You can help a child attend summer chess camp. A donation of $500 will send a student to camp for one week. 

The NSCF is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.
Contributions are 100% tax deductible. All donations will be acknowledged.


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