About the Foundation


Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield have dedicated their retirements to helping future generations, from supporting programs that offer the best educational options to low-income children to providing extracurricular opportunities to elementary and secondary students.

They started the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation to enhance existing programs and to create new projects that support those goals.

For example, Rex Sinquefield’s desire to promote the academic benefits of chess was the catalyst for the Foundation opening the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis in 2007.

Then in  September 2011, the Sinquefields opened the World Chess Hall of Fame directly across the street from the Chess Club. The historic 15,000-square-foot building features displays of artifacts from the permanent collection, as well as temporary exhibitions highlighting the great players, historic games and rich cultural history of chess.

Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield’s lifelong passion for music — she’s a bassist in two central Missouri orchestras — sparked the Foundation to join with the University of Missouri in 2005 to launch the Creating Original Music Project, an annual statewide competition for young composers in grades K-12.

The success of COMP then led to two major donations totaling more than $3 million to found the Mizzou New Music Initiative, an array of programs intended to position the University as a leading center for the composition and performance of new music.

The Sinquefields’ interest in programs benefiting children stems in part from their own experiences as parents. Their three children Randy, Katie, and Luke all attended the University of Missouri, currently reside in Columbia, MO, and serve on the Board of the Foundation.

For more information about the philanthropic endeavors of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, please see the pages under the “Projects” heading.

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Unfortunately, we are not accepting funding proposals. To get in touch with a Foundation representative, please email sinquefieldfoundation@gmail.com.  Members of the media with questions should contact  lslay@slayandassociates.com.