Become a Sponsor
FIRST is supported by the generosity and involvement of corporations, foundations and individuals who provide funding, in-kind contributions, volunteers and more to help make FIRST programs meaningful and successful.
Our sponsors embrace our core values and support FIRST’s mission of inspiring young people to discover opportunities in the worlds of science, engineering and technology.
Sponsors underwrite our competitions and tournaments, fund our team support activities and encourage their employees to volunteer as events staff, team mentors, coaches and more. We welcome the support and contribution of sponsors at many levels. Learn more about FIRST sponsorships.
FIRST is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by the IRS tax laws and regulations. To have a donation directly benefit Maryland activities, include the specific purpose of the donation on a separate letter or email.
FIRST programs in Maryland operate through local non-profit partners:
- FIRST LEGO League Jr. and FIRST Tech Challenge: USRA STEMaction Center, Inc.
- FIRST LEGO League: UMBC
- FIRST Robotics Competition: FIRST Chesapeake
You have flexibility to sponsor or donate to FIRST teams or events in Maryland through our local non-profit, USRA STEMaction Center, Inc.
We thank all our sponsors and invite other interested parties to contact us to learn more about getting involved.