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Live, work, learn

Bosch seeks long-lasting solutions to make the community a better place

Our legacy, commitment and approach

Robert Bosch

Robert Bosch

We believe in and build on the legacy of our founder Robert.

“Never forget your humanity, and respect human dignity in your dealings with others.”

1920
He donated more than $13 million by 1929. That's equivalent to over $162 million in 2016.

1934
In 1934 - for the company's 50th anniversary - he donated a hospital to the side of Stuttgart.

1964
In 1964, the Robert Bosch Foundation was established in Germany. The foundation currently holds 92% of the Robert Bosch company shares and has granted more than 1.6 billion euros since inception.

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We are committed to the care and stewardship of the community.

Environment
We support programs that benefit the environment and continuously look to reduce our energy consumption.

Product
Nearly half of Bosch R&D dollars are spent on technologies that help conserve resources and protect the environment.

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We value a diverse workforce that is engaged and empowered to make a difference in their communities.

Society
We work with highly skilled partners that are directly impacting the community.

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We take a collective approach and give the best of Bosch.

Local teams
Our local teams provide manpower, expertise and financial support to their local communities.

Corporate office
Our corporate citizenship team engages in partnerships and strategies that are far reaching across the U.S. for the benefit of community and business.

Bosch Community Fund
Our U.S. foundation, the Bosch Community Fund, was established in 2011 and has awarded over $20m in grants in the U.S & Canada, supporting science, technology, engineeering and mathematics (STEM) education and the environment.

Surprising our community partners

Military veterans, nonprofit organizations and volunteers are heroes in our communities. We wanted to show our appreciation and gratitude to one of our nonprofit partners, Gleaners Community Food Bank, and the veterans at one of their partners, Piquette Square with some surprises. Check out the video to watch highlights from the day and to see the surprises for local veterans and our friends at Gleaners.

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The Bosch Community Fund

The Bosch Community Fund, the corporate foundation for Bosch in North America was established in 2011 to provide community engagement and philanthropic support on behalf of our company. The Fund focuses on the enrichment of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and advancing environmental sustainability initiatives. We partner with 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions across the country to provide quality project-based learning hands-on learning opportunities for students and professional development for teachers.

To our partners.

From our team at the Bosch Community Fund, we are hoping you are all safe and healthy.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, there have been wide-spread implications to the nonprofit sector that will likely continue into the coming months. For many of our partners, that has meant cancelling or postponing projects and programs that were planned this year. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need to make an adjustment to your grant regarding the time frame and/or topic. We are happy to work with you.

We expect that all of our operations will continue uninterrupted with our team working remotely. This includes processing grant applications and grant check mailings, as usual. Please contact your program officer if you have questions.

All the best wishes from our team to you.

The Bosch Community Fund

Girls at work

Partner spotlight

The Bosch Community Fund in partnership with Bosch Thermotechnology Corporation and Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is proud to support Girls at Work, a very unique non-profit empowering at-risk girls one woodworking project at a time. Using tools donated by Bosch, young girls develop skills to overcome adversity and build confidence to face current and future life challenges. This dynamic program has helped thousands of girls and women from all walks of life to discover their self-worth and the rewards of teamwork that lasts well beyond the build.

Girls at Work

Partner perspective

"Girls at Work is truly grateful for the support of the Bosch Community Fund, Bosch Thermotechnology Corporation and Bosch Power Tools. The impact from their generous support has been incredible. Our girls have significantly more confidence, self-esteem and courage to tackle life’s challenges. This funding allows more girls to discover the most powerful tool in their arsenal is their own voice."

Beth Devers, executive director, Girls at Work, Inc.

George Berg

Associate perspective

"We’re honored to support Girls at Work to help empower girls discover their self-worth by using power tools to overcome adversity and build confidence. In a supportive environment, they gain a sense of accomplishment from doing something new and exciting that lasts well beyond building a project. By investing in hands-on programs, the Bosch Community Fund strives to enhance STEM educational opportunities for students in the Manchester, NH area."

George Berg, vice president, Bosch

Where we work

The Bosch Community Fund drives Bosch’s charitable efforts to make a tangible impact in local Bosch site communities throughout the U.S. in 45 locations.

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Bosch Community Fund facts

Fund Facts

Our strategy

Focus areas

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STEM* education

Support the talent pipeline and address the science knowledge gap.

Grants include support for project-based curriculum for kindergarten through post-secondary education in science, technology, engineering and math. Investments include STEM related content in nontraditional fields such as robotics, coding and Career Technical Education training.

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eco + STEM

Support environmental education.

Grants include support for environmental stewardship and project-based education such as water quality testing, energy usage, recycling and other sustainability and environmental curriculum.

Environmental sustainability

Support the conservation and restoration of natural resources.

Grants include support for environmental, conservation and restoration projects such as coastal cleanups, shoreline restoration, nature trail development and pollinator gardens.

Priorities: Teacher Supports & Efficacy, Hands-On/Project Based Learning, Diversity & Inclusion, Sustainability

The Bosch Experience

Empowering leaders of tomorrow

Bosch and the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers bring you The Bosch Experience. Witness liquid nitrogen explosions, walk across water and play a piano made with bananas. The Bosch Experience will be at science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) festivals nationwide, combining experiments and experience to spark creativity and imagination in young students.

Our commitment to STEM education extends beyond the classroom, with community partnerships, employee voluntneer programs, job shadow days, career mentoring and education grants to inspire and elevate tomorrow’s STEM leaders. Our partners help us work with today’s students to create excitement and encourage them to pursue careers in STEM fields.

Upcoming festivals

Detroit, MI
October 17 & 18 2019
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San Francisco, CA
November 2, 2019
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Recent festivals

Charleston, SC
March 9, 2019
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Greenville, SC
April 6, 2019
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Mindtrekkers

Mindtrekkers

Mind Trekkers is a student organization at Michigan Technological University that aims to engage K-12 students in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They are a branch of the Center for Pre-College Outreach and travel to wherever science takes them.

Sustainability

For the Bosch Group, sustainability means securing the company’s long-term success while at the same time protecting the natural environment for future generations. We aim to make renewable energy more affordable and mobility even safer, cleaner, and more economical, and to develop eco-friendly products across the board.

“I strongly believe that the world of business can make a major contribution to solving the challenges society faces.”

DR. VOLKMAR DENNER, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT