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 2019 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Read inspiring stories about us and add your own.



For the fifteenth 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 FIRST® Robotics Competition and FIRST® Tech Challenge on the 2020-21 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students. Visit the NASSP site for more information.