Los Angeles Robotics (LA Robotics)

Los Angeles Robotics is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation.

LARobotics Brochure

Robotics Programs Supported

Nelson Team Grants (NTG)
Southern California Regional Robotics Forum (SCRRF)
FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) and FIRST LEGO League Jr.
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC®)
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC®)
VEX IQ Challenge
VEX Robotics Competition (VRC)
Special Events


The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving the public by offering fun, technology-based enrichment activities for youth and community outreach with a focus on robotics programs that are affordable and sustainable throughout Southern California.
  • Partnering with the FIRST LEGO League (FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) programs to support regional events and the development of teams and volunteers.
  • Partnering with VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) and VEX U programs to support regional events and the development of teams and volunteers.
  • Supporting the development of volunteers for regional and national events.

Board of Directors and Officers

The following Directors and Officers were elected and Committees were assigned at the Board of Directors Meeting on 5/13/2021:

 Director  Term  Office  Chair / Program  Committees
 Joe Petito  1 yr  President  SCRRF  SCRRF
 David Brinza  2 yrs  Vice President    Audit, SCRRF
 Terry Wells  1 yr  Secretary    SCRRF
 LeRoy Nelson  1 yr  Treasurer  NTG, Website
 NTG, SCRRF, Website
 Eileen Kahn  1 yr  Director  Special Projects  SCRRF, SP
 Kip Louttit  2 yrs  Director    SCRRF
 Tarek Shraibati  2 yrs  Director  Audit, VEX Programs  Audit, NTG
 Amanda Sullivan  2 yrs  Director  FTC  SP

FTC = FIRST Tech Challenge, NTG = Nelson Team Grants,
SP = Special Projects, SCRRF = Southern California Regional Robotics Forum

Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings

Corporate Documents

Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Federal and State Registration Letters

Corporate ID Numbers

California Corporate or Organization No. 3103255 - nonprofit public benefit corporation

California Attorney General's Registry of Charitable Trusts No. CT0169201

Federal Employer ID No. 20-0572530 - registered 501(c)(3) charity

Corporate Office

Los Angeles Robotics
1457 3rd Street
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

(310) 937-7226
(310) 937-1416 Fax

Expense Report Form

Expense Report Form (Word document)

Financial Reports

The LARobotics fiscal year begins on July 1 ends on June 30.
Semiannual reports for half years ending December 31 and for fiscal years.


Prior to November 30, 2013, Los Angeles Robotics consisted of three divisions:

  • FIRST LEGO League (FLL)
  • FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)
  • Southern California Regional Robotics Forum (SCRRF)
The FTC division was transferred to SMaRT Education on December 1, 2013.
The FLL division was transferred to Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles on May 1, 2014.
The Nelson Team Grants (NTG) division was added on March 16, 2017.
The FLL division transferred back to Los Angeles Robotics on May 1, 2020.
The FLL division was transferred to Southern California Robotics League (SCRL) on December 14, 2020.

Tax Returns & Filings

Federal IRS Forms 990-EZ or 990-N,
California FTB Form 199,
California Attorney General Form RRF-1,
California Secretary of State Statement of Information

Donate to Los Angeles Robotics

Donate by check to :
    Los Angeles Robotics, ATTN: LeRoy Nelson, Treasurer
    1457 3rd Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Donate by credit card, debit card or electronic check using PayPal Giving Fund.

Donate during the holiday season and make your gift go even further. From Giving Tuesday (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving) through December 31, PayPal Giving Fund matches all donations. In 2019, the match was 10%.

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FIRST®, FIRST® Robotics Competition, FRC®, FIRST® Tech Challenge, and FTC®, are registered trademarks of FIRST® (www.firstinspires.org).
FLL® and Jr.FLL™ are jointly held trademarks of FIRST® and The LEGO Group.
LEGO® is a registered trademark of The LEGO Group.
FIRST® and The LEGO Group are not overseeing, involved with, or responsible for this activity, product, or service.