The Indermaur Chess Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and U.S. Chess Federation Affiliate that helps parents, teachers, and volunteers start chess clubs in North Carolina schools, libraries, and community centers.

Chess clubs provide many benefits to students and schools, but very few schools have them due to financial constraints or a lack of support for volunteer chess organizers. We have personally seen hundreds of families experience these benefits through the clubs where we volunteer, so we started the Indermaur Chess Foundation to help more North Carolina schools start chess clubs. As a US Chess Federation Affiliate, we also help these schools run tournaments and other chess events.

Mark Indermaur is a volunteer chess coach and organizer with twelve years experience teaching hundreds of children chess.  He has run over 140 rated tournaments as a USCF Senior Tournament Director and has been named NC Chess Coach of the Year in 2016, 2020, and 2023. In May 2023, he was named the inaugural winner of the Andy Lerner Award for Excellence in Chess Education by Chess in the Schools. Prior to forming our nonprofit, he encouraged parents to start chess clubs at several other schools and helped start the NC Youth Chess public Facebook group to share ideas, provide support and resources, and promote youth chess events. In 2022, he was invited to serve on the US Chess “Chess in Education” committee. 

Meredith Indermaur is a mom with 30 years experience volunteering in Wake County Public Schools. Meredith has been a long-time volunteer with The Diaper Train, Wake County’s diaper bank, where she leads a team of volunteers and manages packaging and distribution. She has also spoken to community groups to solicit funds on its behalf. Along with her husband, she leads an elementary school chess club and organizes its parent volunteers, most of whom have no prior chess experience. Together, they grew the club to over 150 students, one of the largest in NC.

Tax Documents

Federal: Review our 501(c)(3) Determination Letter, our Form 990-EZ returns, and more information by searching on our EIN number 84-2383716 at The IRS has not yet processed our 2021 Form 990-EZ, but it is available on the North Carolina site below. Here are direct links to some of these items:

North Carolina: Review our annual Charitable Solicitation documents and Form 990-EZ returns by searching for “Indermaur Chess Foundation” at and then clicking on “Document Filings”.