Mission 360 Foundation

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Upcoming Events: 

Chess and Education Survey: Do you think chess has helped with your personal development? Do you want to bring chess to every single school in the US so other people can benefit as you do? Fill out a short survey here to help FM Kevin Pan and his friends conduct data-driven research. Join the core project team if you are passionate about chess, education and data by emailing kevin@mission360foru.org. 

Mission360 and Luvisminda Care Foundation jointly sponsored chess-in-the-park in Philippines. You can find details here. Please consider donating to this good cause via Benevity.

Mission360 congratulates our volunteer TD Andrew Guo, and our players Nathan Yan, Patrick Liu and Aiden Liu for breaking 2200 and becoming National Masters! We are happy to be part of your journey to masters!

FM Kevin Pan's interview series "California's Chess Talents" released the latest episode featuring bay area's latest WGM Rochelle Wu. Details can be found here.

Our Special Fund Raising Swiss to support chess-in-school @Capetown, South Africa on Feb. 11th, 2023 was a success. Together we raised more than $1122 to help with the good cause. Thank you for your generous support!

Mission360 partners with Chess.com and offers our friends one free month of Diamond membership on chess.com. https://www.chess.com/payment?id=diamond_yearly_032022&coupon=MISS22&ref_ID=22633026

Mission360 is an officially certified non-profit organization by Benevity and is available via the 900+ companies' donation portals supported by Benevity for donation and company match! We appreciate your supports to help with our cause in a sustainable way!

Congratulations to our officers and volunteers for being recognized by President's Volunteer Service Award!

Our founder FM Kevin Pan and his friends are glad to partner with Mission San Jose Elementary PTC to offer a comprehensive chess program including a general education Friday class and a competitive team Monday night camp. We look forward to a fruitful year and more state and national champions!

FM Robert Shlyakhtenko's article, "Mission Now Possible",  about Mission360/Bay Area Chess spring NORM events was published in Chess Life Jun issue!


We believe everyone, regardless of their backgrounds, should have equal access to opportunities, being it playing chess tournaments, or access to AI training.

We understand this is not happening today for many reasons causing disparity in many different ways.

We envision if there is a way to connect people together, a master chess player from Europe with a kindergartener from California, a research scientist in silicon valley with a high schooler from Mexico, ......, we create opportunities to level the playing ground and we will be one step closer to our vision - everyone should have equal access to opportunities!

Does it sound right to you? If so, explore our website and join us!

Magnus Carlson and Judit Polgar with chess kids. There are kids from all kinds of backgrounds in this picture: Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish.... FM Kevin Pan is the third one left to Carlson.

What Do We Do

Eagle Chess Club

Eagle Chess Club serves as our major driving force to promote diversity and inclusion in chess and organize fund-raising events.


ConnectingU serves as a platform to connect those of you who have specialized skills and share our passion to provide training to those in need. We believe when people from diversified backgrounds connect, great things happen! We have volunteer coaches exceling in the following areas and more:

Check ConnectingU page for biographies of our coaches and sign up as a student!

Our Sponsors and Partners

Thank you for your donation!

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Mission 360 is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and

an official certifying organization for President's Volunteer Service Award.