Port City Robotics was created due to a lack of competitive robotics teams in New Hanover County public high schools. We are a community-based, all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the furtherance of STEM.  Our mentors and board members are not paid and we will not turn away any child due to lack of money to participate. We are predominantly funded by local businesses and individuals and would greatly appreciate your generous donation!

Three ways to give!

Donate by Check

To:

Port City Robotics

1319 Military Cutoff Rd
Suite CC#169
Wilmington, NC 28405

Port City Robotics is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
EIN: 47-5198975

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You can choose how to direct your donation!

Frequently Asked Questions

YES
!  Port City Robotics has earned the highest transparency rating by GuideStar, the world’s largest independent source of information on nonprofit organizations.

YES, of course.    You can direct your donation to a specific team (i.e.  Wired Wizards or Mechanical Mages), or specific event entry fee, team travel fund, robot parts or our general fund. If you would like to sponsor a specific team event, just contact us before hand and we’ll explain the process.

Yes
!  Port City Robotics is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization & your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your receipt as your official record.

Yes
!  A donation receipt will be sent to you as soon as your donation is processed.

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

No!
  Port City Robotics is an all volunteer organization. As such, no money goes towards political endorsements or private individuals.

None.
  We are an all-volunteer organization so administrative fees are kept at a very minimum and are covered by other funding.

Port City Robotics (PCR) will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Corporate Sponsorship

As a community-based robotics organization, our expenses are significant.  We have partnered with Cape Fear Community College who provides our senior team with a build space.  As such, the vast amount of our expenses are registration fees for competition and robotics materials.  Your donation will not be wasted.  The sponsorship levels below are suggested and we would greatly appreciate any assistance from your organization.  If you would like to learn more about Port City Robotics or have any questions,  please contact us!

Wired Wizards:

Yearly Event Registration Fee (Regional): $5,000.
State Competition Registration Fee (If team qualifies): $4,000.
World Championship Entry Fee (If team qualifies): $5,000.
Robot Parts: $6,000.
Team T-Shirts
Truck rentals (for robot transport)
Travel Fund (depending on qualification of state or world events).

Lego Challenge & Explore teams:

Registrations Fees and Robot Equipment: $2,000.

Bronze Sponsorship – $250

Your company name will be listed on our website sponsors page.

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Silver Sponsorship – $500

Your company name will be listed on our website sponsors page and featured on the back of our uniforms (see pics below).

Gold Sponsorship – $1000

Your company logo will be placed on our website sponsors page & impact page, uniform, and robot (see pics below).

Platinum Sponsorship – $2000

Your company logo will be featured on our website’s home page, sponsors page & impact page, as well as on uniform, robot, and pit structure.

Diamond Sponsorship – $4000

Platinum Sponsors receive prominent positions for their company logos across all media including our website pages, uniforms, robot, pit, banners, and other distributed materials.  Logos on website pages will include links to your company website.  Finally, sponsors at this level are given a free VIP behind-the-scenes tour of competition events.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license (Charitable Solicitation License: SL012735) is not an endorsement by the State of NC.