Chess in Schools is a single member limited liability company of the Alabama Chess Federation (ACF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible, including credit card transactions made securely through PayPal.

$500 – Buys the chess supplies and software licenses for an ACIS school


$1000 – Provides Orientation and Training for an ACIS teacher


$2,500 – Pays the training costs for a typical ACIS school

Donating by Check

If you prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to ACF – Chess in Schools. Please include your name, organization (if applicable), address, phone number, and email when contributing by check.

Chess in Schools LLC
222 Placid Ln
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

Angel donors ($10,000+) who are interested in establishing CIS programs outside the state of Alabama or in new school districts within the state may contact either:

Neil Dietsch, Managing Director
Phone: (888) 400-7182, ext. 1


Jerry Nash, National Chess Education Consultant
Phone: (888) 400-7182, ext. 3

Tax Deductions

You are making a donation to the Alabama Chess Federation (ACF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation holding Guidestar Gold certification for transparency. Use this name when itemizing your charitable deductions on your tax return.

Chess in Schools is a single member LLC of the ACF operated in accordance with ACF’s non-profit charter. Under the direction of the ACF Executive Board, Chess in Schools LLC is the operational arm established in 2016 to manage the Alabama Chess in Schools Initiative. Chess in Schools LLC’s activities are treated by the IRS as a non-profit (See Tax Opinion Letter). Unless otherwise directed by the donor, all donations made to ACF will go to Chess in Schools LLC for support of the Alabama Chess in Schools Initiative.

We will send you a contribution receipt.