Chess is for EVERYONE.

Chess In Action is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in March 2018 in order to foster the growth of chess in the Greater Houston Area. Our mission is to promote chess as an intellectual game and a social pursuit— enriching the lives of all people in our community.

Our goals:

  • Provide underprivileged/disadvantaged children free access to chess.

  • Offer chess training and learning opportunities in our community.

  • Develop our volunteer groups to bring chess to after-school and recreational facilities.


Chess is FAMILY.

Welcome to our national network of chess learners, enthusiasts, and competitors. Chess is more than just the game we love— the lifelong friends and everlasting lessons we learn through chess make our pursuit worthwhile. Please consider helping fund our organization by donating to Chess In Action! We appreciate our donors’ generous support.


COVID-19 Update

Last revised August 14, 2020. Given the evolving and unpredictable state of the pandemic, Chess In Action is exploring new ways to facilitate interation within the chess community. Our in-person events and volunteering programs are suspended until further notice. If you are interested in our virtual activities, please check out the “Events and Activities” tab for more information!