The FIRST® in Texas Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports FIRST® Robotics teams and events across Texas with a focus on increasing accessibility for low-income and underrepresented students. FIRST® participants are significantly more likely to attend college, major in science or engineering, and be outstanding future employees and citizens. By investing in Texas students’ participation in FIRST®, we address the growing demands of the STEM workforce.
Who We Are
With guidance and oversight provided by the FIRST® in Texas Board, we disperse hundreds of thousands of dollars in team grants each year. FIRST® in Texas works closely with FIRST®, which inspires 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 foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
As a grant recipient of the Texas Workforce Commission since our founding in 2010 and the addition of corporate grants over the years, FIRST® in Texas has been awarded $5 million and supported more than 1000 high school robotics teams in Texas.
FIRST® in Texas’ mission is to increase access to FIRST® programs in Texas. Our vision is that every Texas student has the opportunity to participate in FIRST®Robotics!
The FIRST® in Texas Bylaws document may be found in its entirety here.
The most recent FIRST® in Texas financial documents are listed below: