The U.S. Chess Trust has supported this event since its inception. Tax-deductible donations are accepted, earmarked for the event.
The U.S. Chess Trust is an independent 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Created in 1967, the Trust was organized to promote, stimulate and encourage the study and play of the game of chess as a means of intellectual development. The Trust uses its resources for charitable purposes, including social, educational, scientific, historical endeavors. The Trustees act without compensation, and are dedicated to the U.S. Chess Trust’s mission. The U.S. Chess Trust’s focus is an outgrowth of similar activities formerly carried out by the U.S. Chess Federation . They promote and support chess in the community through their programs, and by providing resources that help support their mission. In addition, they also actively support charities conducted by the USCF and other chess organizations. Their financial support with the prize fund is appreciated. Visit their website at: uschesstrust.org