Build a better future with FIRST

Help us "to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders." - Dean Kamen, FIRST Founder

FIRST is the world’s leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing STEM education. We’re an inclusive, global robotics community working together to prepare young people for the future. Whether it’s finding their people or finding their path, FIRST students gain the skills and confidence to forge ahead and build their future.

For 30 years, FIRST has combined the fun and excitement of traditional sports with the rigor of STEM learning and the inspiration that comes from community through programs that have a proven impact on learning, interest, and skill-building inside and outside of the classroom.

Will you support our mission and help make FIRST programs available to every student?

*Please note: 100% of these funds benefit the FIRST Annual Fund and mission as a not-for-profit organization; the donations are unrestricted and cannot be raised for any individual participant or team. Please refer to the FAQ for details on payments to teams and click here for regranting policies.