The good news: Founded in 1989 and based in Manchester, NH, FIRST is a 501©(3) not-for-profit public charity designed to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, and to motivate them to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM fields.
The not so good news: You must Itemize your deductions on your tax form
14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations. This assumes you are not also transporting kids to take part in that competition as that’s personal mileage use.
The don’t waste your time news: Most don’t itemize any more, with new Fed Tax code.
More info: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf
International Specifics: With the exception of certain Canadian, Israeli and Mexican charities, all qualified organizations are based in the United States. You can’t deduct unless its against earning in those three countries that a “charitable deduction” can go against
“taxable earnings” in that country. " Generally need to earn taxable income in the foreign country before the IRS will let you deduct some of your volunteer expenses."