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Support Chess for Success: Empower Tomorrow’s Leaders

At Chess for Success, we believe in the transformative power of chess and its ability to nurture critical life skills in our youth.

We are dedicated to bringing the benefits of chess to youth in Oregon, Southwest Washington, and Hawaii, and we can’t do it alone.  We rely on the support of our generous community partners, through grants, sponsorships, and donations that bridge the funding gap and allow us to deliver high quality after-school programs.

Your support is essential to our mission, and there are several meaningful ways you can get involved and make a lasting impact.

Make a Donation

Your financial contribution directly supports our programs, enabling us to provide chess education to youth who need it most. Every dollar counts, no amount is too small, and your donation can make a significant difference, helping us expand our reach and make chess accessible to even more young learners.

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Corporate Giving

Are you looking for ways to align your company with a socially responsible cause? Chess for Success offers corporate sponsorship opportunities that can help you achieve your philanthropic goals while making a positive impact in your community. By sponsoring our events or programs, your organization can be a driving force behind the growth of young learners.

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Volunteering and In-Kind Support

We are always looking for chess enthusiasts who want to give back by becoming mentors and volunteers in our chess programs and tournaments! You can make a direct impact on the lives of young people while fostering a sense of community. Additionally, we are always looking for auction items for our annual Game Changer Fundraiser. By volunteering or providing in-kind support, you can contribute your skills and resources to help us fulfill our mission.


Make an In-Kind Donation

Grants and Foundation Support

Foundations and grant-making organizations play a crucial role in our ability to reach underserved communities. By providing grants, you enable us to expand our programs, develop new initiatives, and increase our impact. Chess for Success welcomes partnerships with foundations that share our commitment to youth development, education, and mental health.

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Join us in Empowering Communities

When you support Chess for Success, you become a catalyst for change in the lives of young people. Whether you choose to donate, sponsor, volunteer, or provide in-kind support, your contribution makes a real difference. We invite you to join us in empowering tomorrow’s leaders through the game of chess.

Our partners play a crucial role within the CFS community and allow us to pursue our mission.  If you or your organization are interested in becoming a valuable part of the impactful work we do, we invite you to email to connect with our development team and become a part of the Chess for Success community. Together, we can create a brighter future for the youth we serve, fostering a love for chess, learning, and personal growth that transcends the chessboard.

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