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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Chess in the Schools

Helping kids grow one move at a time

87.32

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

Board Leadership
Mark E. Maher
Chair

CEO
Debbie Eastburn
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.32
  Financial 82.08
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

82.08

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
74.8%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.27
  Program Expenses Growth -3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chess in the Schools (NY) 87.32
LA Promise Fund (CA) 91.87
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis (MO) 89.05
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (DC) 88.72
Youth Entrepreneurs (KS) 91.86

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,124,160
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $532,500
Total Contributions $1,656,660
   Program Service Revenue $394,450
Total Primary Revenue $2,051,110
   Other Revenue $382,743
TOTAL REVENUE $2,433,853
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,863,092
   Administrative Expenses $238,400
   Fundraising Expenses $145,489
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,246,981
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $186,872
   
Net Assets $13,394,455

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 $941,698 50.5%
Scholastic Tournament Program $462,817 24.8%
College Bound Program $443,019 23.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 87.32
2019-06 12/01/2020 86.39
2018-06 10/01/2019 84.93
2018-06 08/01/2019 84.78
2017-06 04/01/2019 84.95
2017-06 09/01/2018 84.80
2016-06 12/01/2017 85.09
2016-06 11/01/2017 84.43
2015-06 07/01/2016 81.76
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.48
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 76.96
2013-06 12/01/2014 77.78
2012-06 10/01/2013 81.12
2011-06 10/01/2012 78.95
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.18
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 79.32
2008-06 10/01/2009 85.61
2007-06 11/01/2008 85.12
2006-06 11/01/2007 87.79
2005-06 02/01/2007 84.92

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$151,721 6.75% Debbie Eastburn President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chess in the Schools (NY) 87.32
Junior Achievement of Oklahoma (OK) 94.26
Healthcorps (NY) 89.57
Out Teach (DC) 85.77
Junior Achievement of Alabama (AL) 85.01

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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

Mark E. Maher
Chair

CEO

Debbie Eastburn
President & CEO

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