The Monsanto Fund supports FIRST Robotics teams in communities in which our employees live and work. This program inspires young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build necessary skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities such as self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
We support FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), FIRST Lego League and FIRST Lego League Junior teams, prioritizing teams that demonstrate diversity to maximize impact. Examples are female-led teams, racially or gender diverse teams, and economically diverse teams.
We accept FIRST Robotics Grant applications from eligible U.S. communities on an annual basis. FIRST Robotics applications are accepted by invitation only. To apply, applicants must obtain the invitation code from the Bayer site contact in the team’s local community. All teams must be located within approximately 30 miles of an eligible site community. If you do not have a contact at your local site location, you may submit a summary of your team and select your eligible site community through our Contact Us page. The Site contact will respond with information on your eligibility to apply.
For more information about FIRST, visit their website at www.firstinspires.org.
More information about this program is available in these FAQ's:
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.
Have additional questions about this grant? Email [email protected]