Thank you for your interest in supporting SWARM Team 957 Robotics! We are a fun way to promote and learn STEAM in the Greater Albany Public Schools 8J District. To run our program, and to ensure that every eligible student can participate in SWARM without financial barriers, we must raise funds each year. 

We are able to use the school district’s nonprofit status for tax deductible donations to our team. We are an all volunteer organization of parents, community members, and sponsors.


Scroll to the bottom, select West Albany High School item: Robotics Memo: Donation, and enter the amount.



Donation Form

Send it in with your check payable to “SWARM Robotics WAHS

Mail the above information along with your donation to:

FIRST Robotics Team 957

c/o West Albany High School 2100 Elm St. SW Albany, OR 97321

In addition to working on the design, construction, and programming of our robot for the competition, our team is also tasked with fundraising for each season and helping with community outreach events. The budget for the team runs close to ~$20,000 – $25,000 each year.

Depending on how well we do we require an additional:
District Competition Travel           ~$8,000  (Travel to Spokane area)
World’s Competition Travel          ~$40,000 (Travel to Houston, TX)

Our funding is based on grants, sponsorship from local businesses, individual contributions, and team member’s service. People like you. Without the generous support of sponsors like you, our team would not be able to accomplish our goals. The opportunity that your donation gives our team is priceless, and in turn, we are preparing youth for a variety of STEAM careers that benefit us all. 

Your generous donation helps us pay for things like FIRST Robotics Competition Entry Fees ($13,000), Supplies: parts, tools, laptops, etc. ($8,000), other miscellaneous expenses like travel, meals and snacks during build season and competition, etc. ($2500).

Sponsors are recognized on various Team 957 promotional materials (t-shirts and banners) at local and regional events, have their name/logo placed on the competition robot, and here on this web site, as well as our social media accounts.