Our Programs


FCDI provides fiduciary oversight to help build the capacity of youth robotics teams that don’t have their own Proud supporter of FIRSTnonprofit organization or school support.  We support primarily support FIRST teams because of the 25 year old program’s proven results and powerful impact on youth and communities.  FCDI receives FIRST Impact 2and administers charitable contributions on behalf of teams, from companies and organizations, grants and other funding requiring nonprofit association, and have established a FIRST Fund to help with funding for teams and the production of the annual ROBOTICON Tampa Bay FIRST Showcase, held each fall.   Contact us for more information.



FCDI helps support exciting community events in the Tampa Bay area that celebrate the spirit of innovation in our community, and experiential STEM application opportunities for students that include skill building, networking, and college and career readiness experience.  Our two principal events are:

GCMC bannerGulf Coast MakerCon, an annual Celebration of the DIY Inventive Spirit


roboticonLogo cropped transpROBOTICON Tampa Bay, an annual FIRST k-12 STEM Showcase