Chess Mates Foundation

Leading The Way In Chess Education

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We believe that enriching experiences in early childhood positively contribute a great deal to children's emotional and mental development. The game of chess is one way of providing these experiences. Your donations help us continue our good work!

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We need your support! There are many ways to donate, if you would like to contribute to Chess Mates after-school scholastic chess programs for children


Foundations & Corporate

Henry and Mila Eisenhardt Fund
Microsoft Corp. Matching funds
Seattle Foundation (Give Big Campaign)
Wyman Youth Trust

Individual Donors

Henry Odell
Joan Eisenhardt
Mark Raden
Emily Menon-Bender
Tai Nguyen
Roberta Wyde
Barbara and Daniel Radin
Ben Radin
Duane Polich

About Us

Chess Mates enhances primary education through after-school chess programs in the Seattle area of Washington State.


The Chess Mates programs focus on chess as a teaching tool. Learning and playing chess helps children build future life and work skills.


Chess clubs meet after classes in Seattle area elementary and middle schools once a week, October through May, at the school facilities. Chess Mates provides all teaching materials, chess equipment and a trained instructor.


The programs are accessible to all children regardless of race, gender, physical ability, or economic situation.


Chess Mates is 501-c-3 non-profit organization funded by program fees and contributions from individuals, companies and private foundations


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