FIRST encourages tomorrow's problem-solvers. And you encourage FIRST.

A gift to the FIRST Annual Fund and Mission helps us empower more kids to be young leaders and change-makers by making hands-on STEM programs more widely available to underserved students across the country and throughout the world.

Will you help us encourage tomorrow's young leaders and problem-solvers?



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Fundraise for FIRST

Changing the world is an aggressive goal. Your support of the FIRST® Annual Fund and Mission gets us closer every day. Help us reach our goal by becoming a fundraiser and engaging your community.

Combined Federal Campaign

FIRST participates in the world's largest and most successful workplace charity campaign — the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Through the CFC, as well as state and local campaigns, government workers support the work of FIRST through payroll deductions.

Donate Online

Around the world, FIRST is providing unique, hands-on STEM learning experiences to over 400,000 students. Securing the mission of FIRST requires renewable funding - lots of it - from many sources.

Corporate Matching Gifts

A quick and easy way to support FIRST is by increasing the impact of your donation with a corporate matching gift. Many employers will match your financial gifts and volunteer hours. Find out if your employer will match your contributions.

Stock Transfers

Giving long-term owned, appreciated securities may provide benefits to you and to FIRST! If you would like to make a gift of stock to FIRST, we would be happy to provide stock transfer instructions to you.  It is a simple, straightforward process.

Other Ways to Give

You may also support FIRST via mail, by phone, when you shop and more. FIRST is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and donations to FIRST are tax deductible to the extent provided by current IRS tax laws and regulations (EIN # 22-2990908).

Become a Sponsor

A generous and extensive network of Fortune 500 corporations, educational and professional institutions, foundations, and individuals support FIRST. Through the resources they provide, our Sponsors are helping FIRST inspire young people to become the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals.

Workplace Giving

Help your employees give back to FIRST while enhancing your corporate culture. A workplace giving campaign is an annual employee giving charitable campaign.

Donate Gifts in Kind

Do you want your brand affiliated with the Ultimate Sport for the Mind? Consider making an in-kind donation to FIRST.


students participating in 2017/2018


volunteer hours served in 2017/2018


worldwide teams
(95+ countries)