Donating to the Susan Polgar Foundation (SPF) is a worthwhile way of showing your support. Founded by Susan Polgar, a multiple time Olympic and World Champion, the foundation aims to promote chess, with all its educational and social benefits throughout the United States, for young people of all ages. To do this, we need your support and assistance. Together, we can make a tremendous positive difference for countless young people.
Since 2003, through the generosity of our sponsors, donors, and supporters, the SPF has awarded more than $5 million in chess scholarships and prizes.
Please send checks to
Susan Polgar Foundation
11939 Manchester Rd (Suite 129)
#GivDes Peres, MO 63131
“From my 30 plus years of experience, I discovered that chess can help children of all ages do better in school as well as develop many important life skills. Research around the world has supported my belief,” states 4 time World Champion GM Susan Polgar. “Countless studies have shown that chess can help develop critical thinking that can be used in other areas of a child’s life, academics and social situations. According to research, Test scores improved by 17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities,” adds Susan.
The mission of the Susan Polgar Foundation is to promote chess, with all its educational, social, and competitive benefits throughout the United States, for young people of all ages, especially girls.