Support all your favorite nonprofits with a single donation.

Donate safely, anonymously & monthly, in any amount. It's a smarter way to give online. Learn more
FIRST
Manchester, NH
givvers: jason, tir38

Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology. His passion and determination to help young people discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology are the cornerstones of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 © (3) not-for-profit public charity 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.

FIRST is a 501(c)3 organization.

Latest News

Apr 24, 2015

Inventor Dean Kamen, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, and Distinguished Guests Recognize Student Leaders at FIRST Dean’s List Award Ceremony

Winners from California; Florida; Iowa; Louisiana; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri; New York; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Texas; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Apr 24, 2015

Inventor Dean Kamen, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, and Distinguished Guests Recognize Student Leaders at FIRST Dean’s List Award Ceremony

Winners from California; Florida; Iowa; Louisiana; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri; New York; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Texas; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Apr 20, 2015

FIRST®Announces Return of Qualcomm as Presenting Championship Sponsor along with Robust List of Sponsors for 2015 FIRST Championship Event

UL Celebrates Five Years as official FIRST® Safety Alliance Partner

Apr 20, 2015

FIRST®Announces Return of Qualcomm as Presenting Championship Sponsor along with Robust List of Sponsors for 2015 FIRST Championship Event

UL Celebrates Five Years as official FIRST® Safety Alliance Partner

Apr 20, 2015

FIRST®Announces Return of Qualcomm as Presenting Championship Sponsor along with Robust List of Sponsors for 2015 FIRST Championship Event

UL Celebrates Five Years as official FIRST® Safety Alliance Partner

Apr 20, 2015

FIRST®Announces Return of Qualcomm as Presenting Championship Sponsor along with Robust List of Sponsors for 2015 FIRST Championship Event

UL Celebrates Five Years as official FIRST® Safety Alliance Partner