Chess Mates Foundation

Organization Details

NameChess Mates Foundation

Organization Description

Mission statementWe 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.
Service(s) descriptionAfter school program with all teaching materials, chess equipment and a trained instructor provided.
Program impactA $10,000 gift from Bill and Melinda Gates will support scholastic chess programs in 50 Seattle elementary and middle schools for the 1999-2000 school year.

Community programs are organized into categories known as Community School Elements. All community programs associated with Chess Mates Foundation are listed below and each program may be provided at 1 or more schools. You can use the 'Show Details' buttons to learn more about each program.

Expanded Learning (1 program)

Programs that provide opportunities outside of the regular school day to practice and reinforce the skills students are learning in the classroom, to get exposure to new and different areas that may spark their interest and curiosity, and to cultivate strong social emotional skills and mindsets.