Annual Report & Financials

For 30 years, FIRST®has helped young people – and our mentors, educators, volunteers, sponsors, and alumni – go beyond anything they could have imagined. Powered by an incredible, mission-driven global robotics community and evidence-based programs designed to ignite curiosity and encourage exploration, FIRST prepares young people for the future. In commemoration of our 30th anniversary, the FIRST Annual Impact Report, covering our fiscal year 2019 from July 2018 through June 2019, highlights 30 years of FIRST inspiration and innovation alongside celebrating achievements of our FIRST LAUNCH season.

In demonstration of unparalleled financial stewardship, FIRST achieved its 15th consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator, certifying our continued commitment to accountability, transparency, and sound fiscal management. This consecutive rating places FIRST in the top 1% of all U.S. charities annually evaluated by Charity Navigator. 
Learn more about our impact and stewardship from our 2019 Annual Impact Report and our FIRST Audited Financials below.


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Our report on progress, outcomes, and impact is available to view and download. Through stories and data, FIRST and Beyond exemplifies the power of the extraordinary support and commitment of our sponsors, volunteers, mentors, donors, partners, and countless others. We share longitudinal study evidence showing the impact of FIRST programs extends beyond high school and ways FIRST and the wider community are addressing barriers for women and girls in STEM. It’s all part of our efforts to create a diverse, inclusive and equitable community for all participants – one that inspires participants to become global citizens and create meaningful change within their communities and around the world. 

The report also includes messages from the FIRST founder and Board co-chairs; a timeline of FIRST history; FIRST LAUNCH season data; a summary of progress in the FIRST® Robotics Competition, FIRST® Tech Challenge, and FIRST® LEGO® League programs; FIRST financials; and an acknowledgement and listing of FIRST supporters.  

FIRST Audited Financials FY2020
FIRST Financial Statements for Fiscal Years ending June 2020 and 2019 with Independent Auditors' Report.