EIN 26-0844268

Saint Louis Chess Club

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It is the mission of the Saint Louis Chess Club, an educational organization, to maintain a formal program of instruction to teach the game of chess and to promote and support its educational program.
Also known as...
Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St Louis; Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
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Program areas at Saint Louis Chess Club

See schedule o:applied educational program services: stlcc hosts national and international championship-level Chess competitions to make its students aware of how far each students' academic achievements could take him/her. Stlcc affords students the opportunity to see nationally and internationally recognized players compete with one another on an applied educational platform, i.e., Chess strategy at championship levels. Stlcc leadership believes that national and international tournaments motivate its students to excel at learning Chess so they too might someday compete for substantial cash prizes as well as achieve personal and intellectual recognition and validation.stlcc hosted the 2019 u.s. championship, 2019 u.s. women's championship, 2019 u.s. Junior championship and 2019 u.s. Girls' junior championship. The top 12 players in the u.s., the top 12 female players, the top 10 junior players and the top 10 female junior players competed for the titles of u.s. champion, u.s. women's champion, u.s. Junior champion and u.s. Girls' junior champion respectively, and other monetary and non-cash prizes. Additionally, stlcc hosted the 2019 sinquefield cup and rapid and blitz, two international competitions among 10 of the best players in the world. Hosting this event brought international attention to the Club's mission. The stlcc hosted other professional tournaments that provided over 100 competitors from around the country an opportunity to earn internationally recognized titles. Such tournaments are rare in the united states.
See schedule o:direct classroom program services: the primary activity of the Saint Louis Chess Club ("stlcc") is instructing students in the game of Chess. The classroom activities occur in two (2) modes: first, at the stlcc campus at 4657 Maryland avenue, St. Louis, mo and in participating "satellite classrooms" at various schools (k-12), universities and colleges, and community centers in the greater metro Saint Louis area ("participating schools").there are full time instructors and part-time instructors who teach at the campus. There are full-time instructors and between 20 and 40 part-time instructors who teach at the participating schools, depending on the time of year. Approximately, five hundred (500) students are enrolled in classes at the campus and there are more than six thousand (6,000) students who are enrolled in the participating school classes. Formal classes and textbooks are used in both educational activities of stlcc. In 2019, the student body was racially diverse.during 2019, stlcc hosted and organized more than 200 tournaments and 400 lectures, classes and special educational activities. Stlcc also organized instructional summer camps for local and non-local students, including camps for the very best student Chess players from around the country. In addition, in 2019 stlcc committed to the muny opera a grant to produce Chess the musical. This production will further promote the eudcational value of Chess and connect the institution to a larger public audience.

Grants made by Saint Louis Chess Club

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Grand Chess TourChess Tournament$1,095,000
Kasparov Chess FoundationChess Programming$550,000
International Chess SchoolChess Programming$400,000
...and 4 more grants made

Who funds Saint Louis Chess Club

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Bellwether FoundationTo Maintain A Formal Program To Teach the Game of Chess and Support Educational Programs$12,500
United Way of Greater St. LouisCCS - Arts & Culture$6,700
The SignatryCommunity Development$5,640
...and 1 more grant received

Personnel at Saint Louis Chess Club

Joy BrayGeneral Manager
Tony RichExecutive Director$85,274
Jim GildehausFacilities Director
Rebecca BuffingtonMarketing and Event Manager
Jonathan SchrantzTechnology Manager
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for Saint Louis Chess Club

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$14,801,480
Program services$339,102
Investment income and dividends$1,166
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$41,286
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-25,371
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$-157,306
Miscellaneous revenues$96,101
Total revenues$15,096,458

Form 990s for Saint Louis Chess Club

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-04-01990View PDF
2018-122020-02-10990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-03-31990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 20, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $12,500 from The Bellwether Foundation
September 3, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 17, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
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General information
4657 Maryland Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Metro area
St. Louis, MO-IL
St. Louis city, MO
Website URL
(314) 361-2437
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q20: International Exchanges, Cultural Understanding
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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