The Indiana State Chess Association (ISCA) was founded in 1942 by Glen Donley, of Logansport, Fred Flauding, of Portland, and Dale Rhead, of Gary, and was incorporated with the State of Indiana in 1994 as a Non-Profit Domestic Corporation. It is the recognized United States Chess Federation (USCF) affiliate for the State of Indiana.
The organization is maintained by a Board of Directors which meets once per year, in Regular Session, during the State Championship tournament. At this meeting, officers are elected to the Board, to serve a term, currently of one year.
The affiliate is a membership organization, and is open to chess players of all ages.
Currently, ISCA holds several annual Championship Title events. The Indiana State Championship, and Indiana Class Championships are two such events.