FIRST and NewsCorp are thrilled to support public school teachers in leading FIRST teams with a selective funding opportunity. Projects requesting resources to support FIRST teams can have the chance to receive selective funding from FIRST. Unlike a match offer, this selective funding opportunity will help your project be considered by FIRST for a donation to partially fund your project.
Here’s how to get a project considered for selective FIRST funding:
- You teach at a public school where you already lead a FIRST team or Class Pack at your school or you are interested in implementing a FIRST team or Class Pack.
- Create a project requesting resources for your FIRST team, like 3D printers, laptops, computer tablets, FIRST robot supplies, LEGO robot or building sets, hand or power tools or any other FIRST team or Class Pack materials needed. FIRST will not apply funding to projects that include team or Class Pack registration costs.
- If you are able to get discounted pricing by being an existing FIRST team, please add any needed information into the "item details" section when adding your resources.
- Once your project is approved by DonorsChoose, you must fill out this form to have it considered for FIRST funding.
Once you’ve filled out the form, use these tips to boost your fundraising while FIRST reviews your project. If your project is selected, you’ll receive a donation from FIRST within 2-4 weeks of your project’s approval date.