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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

FIRST

For inspiration and recognition of science and technology

93.35

200 Bedford Street Manchester, NH 03101
tel: (800) 871-8326   Web Site
EIN: 22-2990908

Board Leadership
Kelly Ortberg & Robert M. Tuttle
Co-Chairs

CEO
Donald E. Bossi
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.35
  Financial 91.10
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
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

91.10

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  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.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FIRST on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FIRST (NH) 93.35
National Math + Science Initiative (TX) 86.84
Silicon Valley Education Foundation (CA) 96.39
MATHCOUNTS (VA) 85.57
NAF (NY) 90.90

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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.

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

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) $39,342,194 79.6%
FIRST LEGO League $6,079,563 12.3%
The FIRST Tech Challenge $3,894,931 7.9%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.35
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 93.77
2013-06 07/01/2014 96.52
2012-06 05/01/2013 96.54
2011-06 05/01/2012 96.62
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.59
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 96.23
2009-06 03/01/2010 96.42
2008-06 03/01/2009 93.76
2006-06 03/01/2007 90.15
2005-06 06/01/2006 93.57
2004-06 09/01/2005 93.49

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-2990908
Name in IRS Master File US FOUNDATION FOR THE INSPIRATION & RECOGNITION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
NTEE Code U40
NTEE Classification Engineering and Technology Research, Services
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FIRST (NH) 93.35
MATHCOUNTS (VA) 85.57
NAF (NY) 90.90
National Math + Science Initiative (TX) 86.84
Silicon Valley Education Foundation (CA) 96.39

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Charity Contact Info

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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