With either your purchases on Amazon or with a direct donation, you can make a difference by supporting Chess in Iowa and our sponsorship of local chess clubs, tournaments, camps, and other educational chess events.

Chess in Iowa is the 501(c)3 public charitable organization that administers our local chess clubs, tournaments, camps, and other educational events. Chess in Iowa operates with support from volunteers, other non-profit organizations, and donations. And while we do charge fees for some of these, there are many times where those fees don't cover all of our direct expenses. We also make in-kind contributions or offer the activity free of charge or with a scholarship such as for a scholastic event.

Donate through PayPal. Decide on the amount you wish to donate and whether you would like to set it up as a one time donation or a recurring donation.

As a 501(c)3 recognized non-profit charitable organization, we succeed because of your support. Now, your holiday shopping can help make a difference for Chess in Iowa, at no additional cost to you. You can select Chess in Iowa as your AmazonSmile charity by visiting: When you shop at, or in the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned on within Settings, you'll find the same products and same low prices as the Amazon you already know - plus, they donate a portion of your purchases to your chosen charity.

No Cost to Customers or Chess in Iowa

There is no cost to Chess in Iowa or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible AmazonSmile purchases to charitable organizations selected by customers.

About the AmazonSmile Foundation

The AmazonSmile Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile Program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by you. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by your purchases on AmazonSmile.

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