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200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
tel: (800) 871-8326
fax: (603) 666-3907
EIN: 22-2990908

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Board Leadership

Kelly Ortberg & Robert M. Tuttle


Donald E. Bossi

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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services


For inspiration and recognition of science and technology

(out of 100)
Overall 93.77 4 stars
  Financial 94.67 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 4 stars
This rating was published 08/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Primary Revenue Growth 8.9%
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FIRST on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $31,846,655
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $673,852
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,601,035
Total Contributions $36,121,542
   Program Service Revenue $15,950,083
Total Primary Revenue $52,071,625
   Other Revenue $1,632,240
TOTAL REVENUE $53,703,865
   Program Expenses $45,632,294
   Administrative Expenses $5,914,102
   Fundraising Expenses $1,635,069
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $522,400
Net Assets $36,513,367


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$158,537 0.29% Donald E. Bossi President
Other Salaries of Note
$245,294 0.46% Jonathan W. Dudas Former President


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. Since its beginning, FIRST has had a positive impact on students and academic communities.

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