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Bosch in the USA

Bosch Builds Community

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

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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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Commitment

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

Commitment

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.

Associates
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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Approach

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

Approach

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.

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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.

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Partner spotlight

The Bosch Community Fund is proud to support Canopy, a nonprofit organization located in Palo Alto, CA that prioritizes tree planting and environmental stewardship, education, and advocacy in communities that lack a thriving urban forest. Funding supports hands-on environmental education, high school internships, and the planting of trees in under-resourced communities in San Francisco’s Midpeninsula schools and parks. Through their efforts, Canopy sparks students’ interest in environmental science and stewardship activities that transform nature-deprived schools and neighborhoods into climate resilient landscapes – one tree at a time.

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Partner perspective

Bosch Community Fund’s support for Canopy’s “Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids!” initiative is bringing nature into schools and neighborhoods that need trees the most, and giving kids a chance to explore the wonders of the natural world right outside their homes and classrooms. There’s nothing like seeing a student’s pride and excitement after planting their first tree! Thank you, Bosch Community Fund, for sparking curiosity and nurturing the next generation of environmental leaders.

Catherine Martinuea - Canopy Executive Director

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Associate perspective

The Bosch Community Fund is a very proud supporter of Canopy. Their education, advocacy and resources have a huge impact on the health of our communities. We hope that our support encourages others to learn more about the importance of urban forests and provides a call to action to save, plant and care for native trees.

Michelle Zell – Human Resources Director, Corporate Research North America

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 39 locations.

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Bosch Community Fund facts

The Bosch Community Fund awards up to $5 million a year in grants and has invested over $34 million since its establishment in 2011.

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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.

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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

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