Ten Schools to Receive US Chess Title I Grants

US Chess is pleased to announce ten grant awards under the US Chess Title I Grant Program. With support from generous donors, US Chess annually offers grants to nonprofit affiliate members and chess programs that support students attending Title I schools and which aligns with US Chess’ mission to empower people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess. The 2024 grant recipients are:


  • After School Activities Partnerships (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Baltimore Kids Chess League (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • Dishman Elementary (Harlingen, Texas)
  • Grace James Academy of Excellence (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • Hamilton K-8 School (Novato, California)
  • Lenoir City High School (Lenoir City, Tennessee)
  • Normandy High School (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • P.S. 031 Samuel F. Dupont (Brooklyn, New York)
  • S Weir Mitchell Elementary School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Western High School (Louisville, Kentucky)


Throughout the year, look for stories on CLO about the work and impact of the dedicated individuals behind these names. US Chess is committed to improving accessibility by reducing financial barriers and creating avenues to meet the needs of students who come from underserved communities. We thank all applicants to this program and encourage everyone to join in our efforts.