USCF Mission The USCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people through chess one move at a time.

USCF Vision Our vision is to enrich the lives of all persons and communities through increasing the play, study, and appreciation of the game of chess.

USCF Core Values

  • Education. Chess is an educational tool aiding in the learning of planning, cause and effect relationships, pattern recognition, and research, all key skills for success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
  • Customer Service. We strive to be responsive, adaptive and pro-active in providing services to our customers, including all necessary follow through to resolve issues.
  • Excellence. We recognize the value of excellence both in chess as an activity and the services we provide to our customers.
  • Communication. We will continually inform and be responsive to our members and customers.
  • Integrity. We respect and maintain good relationships with our customers and stakeholders as well as the game of chess itself.
  • Accessibility. Chess can and should be enjoyed by individuals regardless of social or economic status or physical or developmental capability.
  • Love of the Game. Chess is a historic and iconic game, and we celebrate its history, growth and evolution in our activities and services.
  • Outreach. We work to extend the knowledge and appreciation of chess.

USCF Goals

  • Expand the knowledge, enjoyment and playing of chess to under-represented segments of society (geography, gender, economic status).
  • Educate children, parents, teachers and school administrators on the benefits of chess as a part of a school curriculum and as an extra-curricular activity.
  • ‘Grow the game’ by expanding the membership base and increasing the retention of existing members.
  • Improve the overall strength and security of the USCF as an organization, including improving finances, internal systems and operations and governance.