Annual Report

Making a positive impact on society and demonstrating unparalleled financial stewardship summarizes our Fiscal Year 2014. Now in our 25th year,  FIRST has grown from 28 U.S.- based teams in the initial competition season to more than 34,000 teams today in over 80 countries, involving more than 360,000 kids, and over 150,000 adult Volunteers. Evaluation data tells us that almost 90 percent of FIRST Alumni are now studying for or working in STEM careers, and female FIRST participants are four times more likely to study STEM subjects due to participation. That’s impact with a capital “I.” And in terms of financial stewardship, FIRST achieved its ninth consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator, certifying our continued commitment to accountability, transparency, and sound fiscal management. This places FIRST in the top 1% of all U.S. charities evaluated by Charity Navigator. Learn more about our impact and stewardship from our 2014 Annual Report and our FIRST Audited Financials for 2015.

FIRST Audited Financials FY2015
FIRST Financial Statements for Fiscal Years ending June 2015 and 2014 with Independent Auditors' Report.

2014 FIRST Annual Report

2014 Interactive Annual Report

25 Years EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS and creating real impact. This year, we proudly celebrated our first quarter century of inspiring young people. 

Our report on results and progress is available for download. Includes messages from FIRST founder and Board chair; a summary of progress in the FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League, and Junior FIRST LEGO League programs; FIRST financials; and an acknowledgement and listing of FIRST supporters.