The Robert Bosch Stiftung

Our Guiding Principles

The Robert Bosch Stiftung:

  • Executes its founder's will in a contemporary form;
  • Promotes public welfare and the development of civil society;
  • Is politically and denominationally independent and dedicated to the democratic community;
  • Tackles social challenges;

  • Makes forward-looking suggestions and puts them into practice in an exemplary manner;  
  • Is open to change, works flexibly, and acts in a practice-oriented manner;
  • Encourages people to take responsibility and assists them in doing so;

  • helps people help themselves;
  • Supports people with its own programs and bodies, and funds model projects run by other organizations;
  • Fosters understanding between different nations and cultures through exchanges and cooperation;
  • Informs the public about its objectives, its instruments of promotion, and the use of its assets;
  • Collaborates and maintains contact with partners to fulfill shared goals;
  • Uses its assets responsibly and efficiently and expects its partners to do likewise;
  • Develops quality standards and aligns its actions with these standards.