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FIRST
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
Co-Chairs

CEO

Donald E. Bossi
President


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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

FIRST

For inspiration and recognition of science and technology

 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.35 4 stars
  Financial 91.10 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FIRST on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2015)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $33,382,462
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $799,837
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,522,396
Total Contributions $37,704,695
   Program Service Revenue $20,635,817
Total Primary Revenue $58,340,512
   Other Revenue $-764,964
TOTAL REVENUE $57,575,548
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $49,434,718
   Administrative Expenses $6,093,451
   Fundraising Expenses $1,872,900
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $57,401,069
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $174,479
   
Net Assets $36,687,846

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2015)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$352,424 0.61% Donald E. Bossi President

Mission

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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