Donations to The U.S. Chess Trust are tax-deductible – A 501 (c) (3) organization.

Through your tax-deductible contribution , you can make a difference in the life of a young person.

Mail your contributions to: The U.S. Chess Trust, P.O. Box 838, Wallkill, NY 12589.

Secure Online Donations can be made by clicking on the “Make a Donation’ button.

To qualify for your tax deduction, please make your check payable to the The U.S. Chess Trust, all online donations are made to The U.S. Chess Trust.

Visit our  Donors section for a list of donor categories.

Donor Benefits:

Ben Franklin Donors ($1,000 or more) and Heritage Donors ($500 or more) will receive all the benefits listed below and have their names published in Chess Life.

In addition, these donors, upon request, will receive a numbered copy of the limited edition Hall-of-Fame History of U.S. Chess, the most unique history of American chess ever written! Future editions of the Hall-of-Fame History of U.S. Chess will include the names of all past Heritage Donors.

Associates (Donors of at least $50) and Contributors (Donors of $25 or more) will have their names published throughout the year in Chess Life and listed on the U.S. Chess Trust website @

Remember your donations are federally tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Our Trustees are major Trust donors and serve without compensation and without reimbursement of their expenses.

Finally, chess should be a part of your will. The Trust has benefited from legacies from donors.

Contact your attorney or Barbara DeMaro at for details about including the U.S. Chess Trust in your will.

Thanks for your help for chess!


Harold J. Winston, Chairman
Barbara A. DeMaro, Managing Director

Inquiries regarding Donations to The U.S. Chess Trust can be sent to