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Chess in the Schools

Helping kids grow one move at a time

three stars

84.93

520 Eighth Avenue 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 643-0225   Web Site
EIN: 13-6119036

Board Leadership
Mike Walsh Peissis
Chair

CEO
Debbie Eastburn
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.93 three stars
  Financial 78.70 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Chess-in-the-Schools fosters the intellectual and social development of low-income youth through chess education.
Since 1986, Chess-in-the-Schools has taught, inspired, and empowered more than 500,000 students in New York City public schools. All schools served by Chess-in-the-Schools are classified as Title I. In these schools, more than 60% of the students are eligible for free or reduced cost lunch (an indicator of socio-economic disadvantage.) Through structured classroom, after-school, weekend, and summer programs, we use chess as an educational tool to promote learning and to help young people develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving.

Chess-in-the-Schools fosters the intellectual and social development of low-income youth through chess education.
Since 1986, Chess-in-the-Schools has taught, inspired, and empowered more than 500,000 students in New York City public schools. All schools served by Chess-in-the-Schools are classified as Title I. In these schools, more than 60% of the students are eligible for free or reduced cost lunch (an indicator of socio-economic disadvantage.) Through structured classroom, after-school, weekend, and summer programs, we use chess as an educational tool to promote learning and to help young people develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of children taught
6,000
Number of teachers trained
64
Percent of high school students graduating from high school
100
Percent of high seniors matriculating to college
96
Percent of classroom teachers reporting that chess improved students' analytical and logical reasoning.
98
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

78.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
71.7%
  Administrative Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.73
  Program Expenses Growth -3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chess in the Schools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chess in the Schools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chess in the Schools (NY) 84.93 three stars
Junior Achievement of Dallas (TX) 91.05 four stars
Playworks (CA) 85.37 three stars
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc. (KY) 89.69 three stars
GPS Education Partners (WI) 88.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,029,840
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $582,100
Total Contributions $1,611,940
   Program Service Revenue $260,723
Total Primary Revenue $1,872,663
   Other Revenue $334,836
TOTAL REVENUE $2,207,499
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,726,714
   Administrative Expenses $350,476
   Fundraising Expenses $286,236
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,363,426
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-155,927
   
Net Assets $12,785,753

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
School Program $860,931 49.9%
Scholastic Tournament Program $425,327 24.6%
College Bound Program $424,645 24.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 84.93 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 84.78 three stars
2017-06 04/01/2019 84.95 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 84.80 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 85.09 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 84.43 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 81.76 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 76.96 two stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 77.78 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 81.12 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 78.95 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.18 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 79.32 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 85.61 three stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 85.12 three stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 87.79 three stars
2005-06 02/01/2007 84.92 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-6119036
Name in IRS Master File CHESS-IN-THE-SCHOOLS INC
NTEE Code N50
NTEE Classification Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(319) Other social activities
(317) Other sports or athletic activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1956
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$148,550 6.28% Debbie Eastburn President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chess in the Schools (NY) 84.93 three stars
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (WI) 92.25 four stars
Junior Achievement of New Jersey (NJ) 85.54 three stars
National Archery in the Schools Program (WI) 89.89 three stars
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 87.35 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chess in the Schools
520 Eighth Avenue
22nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 643-0225
fax: (212) 564-3524
EIN: 13-6119036

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Board Leadership

Mike Walsh Peissis
Chair

CEO

Debbie Eastburn
President & CEO

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