FIRST is proud to receive the following special recognition as part of our continued work to inspire children to explore science and technology.


Great Nonprofits logoFIRST won a 2017 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Read inspiring stories about us and add your own.



For the twelfth consecutive year, FIRST has achieved a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for consistently executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way. This rating places FIRST in the top 1% of all charities evaluated by Charity Navigator.


nassp iconThe National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed the FIRST Robotics Competition on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2016-2017. Visit the NASSP site for more information.