Posted on the FRC Blog, 3/13/23 by Vinnie Rodino
Support your FIRST teams with DonorsChoose
Written by Vinnie Rodino, Sr. Director – School Engagement and Education, FIRST
We are excited to once again partner with NewsCorp to support FIRST ® teams and Class Packs with their DonorsChoose projects. The new campaign opened on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, and will remain open until funding is exhausted. Teachers can use this funding to purchase robot sets, tools, and other items they may need to support their FIRST teams and Class Packs. This crowdsourcing platform is available to public and public charter schools within the United States. Teachers must complete this Google Form in order for their project to be eligible for project funding consideration.
Since 2016, News Corp and other FIRST Sponsors, such as Disney, Apple, Qualcomm, and BOSCH, have funded over 1 million dollars’ worth of FIRST/DonorsChoose projects!
More details about this opportunity can be found on the DonorsChoose page.
Please Note: Funding is not guaranteed as all projects submitted must meet specific donor intent to be eligible for funding.
Is anyone else less than pleased that FIRST is “excited to once again partner with News Corp?” For those unaware, News Corp was founded by Rupert Murdoch and is still owned by the Murdoch family – famous for their ownership of Fox News. I’m pleased to see DonorsChoose opportunities available to FIRST teams, but wish the money was…not brought to you by the same people threatening American democracy.