Greater Peoria Chess Foundation

The Greater Peoria Chess Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to encouraging chess in our community and school systems. Chess helps students to develop many life skills that will help them as they navigate with challenges that lay ahead.

Our Mission

The Greater Peoria Chess Foundation is dedicated to encouraging chess in our community and school systems. Chess helps students to develop many life skills that will help them as they navigate with challenges that lay ahead.



Governance

The Greater Peoria Chess Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization governed by a board of directors drawn from the Peoria area chess community. Members of the chess community do not have to be chess players for any with an interest in supporting chess or using chess to enable and empower our youth are welcome.

Chess helps students to develop many life skills that will help them as they navigate with challenges that lay ahead.


Some of those life skills are:

  • Logical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Goal Setting
  • Self Motivation
  • Actions have Consequences
  • Hard Work is Rewarded
  • Mental Alertness
  • Memory Development
  • Patience
  • Focus
  • Learning to Look for Patterns
  • Improved Schoolwork & Grades
  • Affiliations
    • The GPCF maintains affiliations with the US Chess Federation (A5010322) and the Illinois Chess Association.


The current board of directors is composed of eight voting members and one member emeritis who is currently working overseas. Our usual makeup is nine members, so one slot is currently open. We are looking to add a professional (accountant or lawyer) to our board to provide additional leadership and expertise. Interested parties are encouraged to inquire.

Board meetings are held periodically. Our next meeting is scheduled for March 14th. No location has been set as of yet, but guests are invited.