Indermaur Chess Foundation

Supporting NC school chess clubs

Mission

To provide chess club starter kits, instructional materials, and support to schools, libraries and community centers to help form chess clubs and conduct chess tournaments

Ruling year info

2019

President

Mark Indermaur

Vice President

Meredith Indermaur

Main address

7409 Rainwater Rd.

Raleigh, NC 27615 USA

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EIN

84-2383716

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Chess clubs provide many benefits to students, schools, and communities, but very few schools or community organizations have them due to financial constraints or a lack of support for volunteer chess organizers.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Game Changer

The Game Changer program will provide chess club starter kits to 100 NC schools and provide online support to the leaders of these chess clubs. We will also facilitate friendly online matches between clubs and encourage them to participate in local and regional tournaments

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We help parents, teachers, and volunteers start chess clubs in North Carolina schools, libraries, and community organizations. Our goal is to help 100 North Carolina schools, libraries, and community organizations start new chess clubs.

To achieve this goal, we our Game Changer program. With the coronavirus preventing chess clubs from meeting in person we updated the program to help organizations start online chess clubs.

NC public, charter, and private schools, libraries, and community organizations starting new chess programs are eligible to apply for either our online or our traditional Game Changer Program.

Organizations accepted in to the online Game Changer program will receive:
1) a ChessKid Gold account for their chess program coordinator
2) ChessKid basic accounts for their students
3) online support for their chess program coordinator
4) help arranging online tournaments and matches with other schools and organizations in this program

Organizations accepted in the traditional Game Changer program will receive all of the resources provided in our online program as well as:
5) 5 chess sets each with a 20-inch vinyl board and a set of chess pieces
6) a Chess-Steps Learning Chess instructor manual
7) a Chess-Steps Learning Chess student workbook (and discounts on additional workbooks)

Our organization's President is a volunteer chess coach and organizer with eleven years experience teaching hundreds of children chess. He has run over 75 rated tournaments as a USCF Senior Tournament Director and was named NC Chess Coach of the Year in 2016 and in 2020. Our organization's Vice President has over 25 years experience volunteering in NC public schools and other community organizations. Along with our President, she leads one of the largest elementary school chess clubs in NC and organizes its parent volunteers, most of whom have no prior chess experience.

During the 2019-2020 school year, we helped 53 schools, libraries, and community organizations in 30 NC counties start chess clubs through the Game Changer program. The 35 chess clubs which started before the pandemic reported that they benefited 731 children and 242 adults.

We also organize 4 in-person and 227 online chess tournaments.129 students and 25 parents benefited from playing in the in-person tournaments including 18 Moms playing for the first time. 426 children played a total of 24, 974 online chess games through the ChessKid accounts we provided.

We supported our school clubs by renting a team room for them at the NC K-12 Championship. 59 students from 10 schools participated. We also sponsored the NC Girls Online Tournament after the NC Girls Championship was canceled. 24 girls and 4 Moms benefited from playing in this online event.

We will continue to offer the Game Changer program and will help the chess clubs we support to continue online.

Financials

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Indermaur Chess Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mark Indermaur

Indermaur Chess Foundation

Term: 2019 - 2020

Meredith Indermaur

Indermaur Chess Foundation

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/25/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/25/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.