Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

FIRST

For inspiration and recognition of science and technology

95.87

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

Board Leadership
Kelly Ortberg & Donald Bossi
Co-Chairs

CEO
Chris Rake
Interim President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.87
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $53,561,511
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,454,322
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,421,340
Total Contributions $59,437,173
   Program Service Revenue $27,602,992
Total Primary Revenue $87,040,165
   Other Revenue $200,401
TOTAL REVENUE $87,240,566
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $70,844,731
   Administrative Expenses $8,932,265
   Fundraising Expenses $2,387,833
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $82,164,829
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,075,737
   
Net Assets $52,770,137

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$368,713 0.44% 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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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 & Donald Bossi
Co-Chairs

CEO

Chris Rake
Interim President