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Empowering Tomorrow’s Innovators Today

We believe in a future where every young mind has the opportunity to explore, create, and innovate. Our mission is simple yet profound: to inspire and equip the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and leaders right here in the DC, MD, and VA communities.
Will you support our mission and help make FIRST programs available to every student?



We invite you to be a part of our mission. Your support can be the catalyst for change, the spark that ignites a young mind’s curiosity, and the beacon of hope for future innovators. By donating to FIRST Chesapeake, you’re investing in the future of DC, MD, and VA. Here’s how your contribution can make a difference:

DC Basic
MD Basic
VA Basic


Your donation directly supports STEM education programs that inspire students to explore the wonders of science and technology.


You help us foster a sense of belonging and purpose for young minds, creating a community of innovators who will drive change.


Your contribution empowers us to reach more students, provide more resources, and make a lasting impact on the lives of countless young individuals.


As we work as a community to prepare young people for a STEM future, FIRST aims to ensure its programs are having a lasting, positive impact on all participants.

One-time Donation

Your one-time gift can provide immediate support for our programs. Every dollar counts in shaping a brighter future.

Monthly Giving:

Consider becoming a monthly donor. Your consistent support allows us to plan for the long term and reach even more students.

 Corporate Partnerships

Explore our corporate partnership opportunities. Together, we can build a strong STEM workforce and give back to the community.


Don’t just give financially; give your time and expertise. Join us as a mentor, coach, or volunteer at our events.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Increase the impact of your donation or volunteer time with a corporate matching gift! 
Many employers will match your financial gifts and volunteer hours. Thanks to the generosity of FIRST corporate supporters, employees have the option of doubling or even tripling their donation through the Matching Gift program. Find out if your employer will match your contribution!


A generous and extensive network of corporations, educational and professional institutions, foundations, and individuals support FIRST Chesapeake. Through the resources they provide, our Sponsors are helping FIRST Chesapeake inspire young people to become the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals.

We cultivate innovative collaborations and strategic partnerships with corporations that share our vision “to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”

This support, including financial contributions, in-kind donations, employee volunteerism and mentoring, provides vital resources to FIRST Chesapeake and its programs.

FIRST Chesapeake sponsorship opportunities include:                                                                                    

  • Financial Sponsorship of programs and strategic initiatives
  • In-kind donations of parts, equipment of facilities
  • Scholarships & Internships for students
  • Employee Engagement

FIRST Chesapeake sponsorship benefits include:

  • Strengthening your company reputation in the community
  • Recognition at FIRST programs and events
  • Creating a pipeline for interns and future employees
  • Rich employee volunteer opportunities
  • Provides renewed inspiration to company engineers and employees
  • Provides employee team building and training opportunities and increases positive feelings for employers

FIRST Chesapeake Corporate Sponsors come from industries of all shapes and sizes. All of our sponsors are critical to building our programs that engage students in meaningful STEM education, and we are grateful to each one for their unique contributions.