"New York City Chess Services Inc.'s mission is one of inclusion. Its goal is to raise and provide funds to those not otherwise able to afford the educational advantages of Chess Programs."
New York City Chess Services Inc. ("NYCCS") is a nonprofit that will donate 100 percent of funds, which are obtained exclusively through fundraising activities and grants, to subsidize fees to those who need assistance affording New York City Chess Inc. ("Chess NYC") programs. Chess NYC has a policy of never turning away a child because he/she cannot afford its services. In order for Chess NYC to uphold and expand upon its promise, NYCCS' funds subsidize fees for Chess NYC programs to those who cannot otherwise afford them. Providing Chess Programs that are dedicated to creating an engaging, fun, educational, sporting, and positive Chess environment. Ensuring students of all ages and economic stature can learn not only how to proficiently play Chess, but to gain the academic and life values the game, has been unequivocally proven, to provide.
The Susan Polgar Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation supported by charitable donations. The Foundation was established by GM Susan Polgar – the Winner of 4 Women’s World Chess Championships, 10 Olympic Medals (5 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze), and the first woman in history to break the gender barrier in chess.
The foundation began back in 2002 with the passion and commitment of moving the benefits and worthwhile lessons the game can bring to life. The benefits of chess such as developing decision making, critical thinking, logical thinking, evaluating, planning, problem solving, and perseverance skills are just a few beneficial rewards of playing the game. Chess also improves concentration, memory, intuition and self-control while promoting independence, imagination and creativity. “Chess is combining, I think, so many important qualities in life, such as concentration, focusing and planning ahead, and taking into account the people around you, and precision, and research, and psychology, and time management, and a number of other very important life skills that we deal with on an everyday basis. I believe chess teaches you to be more responsible,” states Susan. Since the foundation was started back in 2002, many events have blossomed and become the benchmark events for young girls and boys across the United States. Events such as the Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational , Susan Polgar National Open Championship for Girls and Boys, Susan Polgar World Open Championship for Girls and Boys, Susan Polgar All-Star Girl’s Chess Team, NY City Mayor’s Cup Invitational Tournament, and the “Get Smart! Play Chess!” series all represent the finest in young competitive chess found in the world. In addition we also support elite annual events such as the SPICE Cup and the SPICE Spring Invitational.
New York City Chess Services is a classified 501(c)(3) charity organization. Your donation is tax deductible and will be documented. 100% of proceeds will go to the enrichment of students.
Checks maybe mailed to:
New York City Chess Inc. 1710 First Avenue PO Box 189
New York, NY, 10128