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As a non-profit organization working to enhance the game of chess on a cultural and artistic merit, our efforts are made possible through the financial support of our donors. Making a financial contribution to the World Chess Hall of Fame ensures continued cultural history in the city of Saint Louis and beyond. We thank you for your support of our mission.

The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to the game of chess and continuing its cultural and artistic significance. As one of Saint Louis’ leading cultural organizations, we strive to bring a unique perspective, every time you visit.


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Individual Support

As a result of your generosity, we are able to offer programming and cultural exhibitions to all visitors. Your gift supports us in presenting world-class exhibitions, helps preserve our collection for future generations, sustains programs that enable audiences to experience chess through art, and so much more.

Please note that your contribution may be tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law.

Thank you for your support!

Corporate and Foundation Support

The World Chess Hall of Fame thanks our generous donors who help us serve our community.

We especially recognize and thank our founders, Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield. The Sinquefields' unwavering support has allowed the World Chess Hall of Fame’s relocation from Miami to the Central West End neighborhood in Saint Louis, Missouri in 2011 and allowed the WCHOF to grow into one of Saint Louis’ top cultural destinations.

In addition to the Sinquefields’, the World Chess Hall of Fame depends on philanthropic individuals, foundations, and corporations for financial support. Without the support of top Saint Louis leadership, the WCHOF is able to share its mission with the community.

Make a Tribute Gift

Making a Tribute Gift is a unique way to celebrate a legacy or milestone. By making a tribute gift to the World Chess Hall of Fame, you are helping increase the visibility of our mission and strengthen the emotional tie between our donors. Tribute Gifts are a tax-deductible gift made to the WCHOF. 

When you make a Tribute Gift, a personalized card in acknowledgment of the gift is sent to the individual, family or group being honored. The donor will also receive a thank you letter acknowledging their gift and the gift amount will appear at the bottom of their acknowledgment letter as their tax-deductible receipt.

To make a gift or inquire about other ways you can support the World Chess Hall of Fame, please contact: or (314) 367-9243.