Values & Culture

Robert Bosch Stiftung – Focused on People.

Since 1964.

Our ambitious goal – which we pursue relentlessly – is to instigate social change: today, tomorrow, and in the future. Within our charitable project and program work, we therefore continuously address current social challenges, remaining nonpartisan and independent at all times.

Robert Bosch Mitarbeiter_ Werte und Kultur

Together with our 200 or so employees, we work to improve people’s living conditions, establish support networks, offer guidance, and improve the prospects of those we help. To enable us to do this, one of the largest company-associated endowments in Germany is at our disposal, with annual grants of €70 million.

Our dedicated and qualified employees form the basis of our success. They are the ones who repeatedly face new challenges with determination and confidence, overcoming them with expertise and flair in abundance. We are very proud of them.

Quote Robert Bosch "Each job is important, even the smallest one. No one should make the mistake of thinking that their work is superior to that of their employee. Everyone should work for the good of the whole."

We treat each other in a way that is open-minded, respectful, and appreciative.

Direct communication plays a key role at the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Conversations and regular communication via a host of formats and platforms create valuable synergies and make our work in society even more successful.
 

We work with each other independently and hand in hand.

We are a strong team that pursues shared goals while giving lateral thinkers, strategic thinkers, and innovative thinkers the creative freedom they need. As an employer and a supporter, the Robert Bosch Stiftung fosters its employees.
 

Our goal is to bring together innovation and tradition.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung promotes the common good and the development of civil society. Social change gives rise to many new questions and demands innovative solutions far from the beaten path. We face up to these challenges together in the form of numerous projects and with our own programs. Our forward-looking ideas and solutions are based on the tradition and value system of our founder, which means helping and supporting others and strengthening society.

Robert Bosch Stiftung Funding Areas

Bringing People and Issues Together

A holistic perspective

Future viability is the core demand society and its institutions must meet today. A modern education system must prepare young people to face the challenges of tomorrow.

Accepting challenges

Our society is changing: we are decreasing in number and getting older all the time – but we are becoming more diverse, too. New forms of living together are replacing traditional family structures, while rapid advances in communication are shaping the way we interact with each other. At the same time, we are increasingly questioning the fundamental consensus of our social and political interactions: There has been a significant erosion of trust in the representative democracy and political parties, with more and more people believing that they are no longer being heard.

Making health care fit for the future

Since the Robert Bosch Stiftung was founded in 1964, a focus on health has been a key aspect of our work, and one which began with the establishment of the Robert Bosch Hospital, which the man himself inaugurated in 1940. Today our activities in this field center around the ongoing challenge of offering optimal health care – both now and in the future – to the growing number of people with chronic conditions and multiple illnesses, in view of demographic changes and the continual digitization of health care.

Dialog to promote cooperation

International relations was one of Robert Bosch’s main concerns during his lifetime. This is why we have played an active role in supporting international relations since our founding. In this context, we aim to both strengthen long-existing partnerships and establish new relationships. In addition to multilateral projects, we are also active in the nations of the European Union, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Turkey, Russia, North Africa, the United States, China, India, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

Building bridges between science and society

We are searching for new ways to bridge the gap between science and society in order to find joint solutions for living together in the future. In this process, the participation and the active contribution of all parts of society are pivotal to us.

A holistic perspective

Future viability is the core demand society and its institutions must meet today. A modern education system must prepare young people to face the challenges of tomorrow.

Accepting challenges

Our society is changing: we are decreasing in number and getting older all the time – but we are becoming more diverse, too. New forms of living together are replacing traditional family structures, while rapid advances in communication are shaping the way we interact with each other. At the same time, we are increasingly questioning the fundamental consensus of our social and political interactions: There has been a significant erosion of trust in the representative democracy and political parties, with more and more people believing that they are no longer being heard.

Making health care fit for the future

Since the Robert Bosch Stiftung was founded in 1964, a focus on health has been a key aspect of our work, and one which began with the establishment of the Robert Bosch Hospital, which the man himself inaugurated in 1940. Today our activities in this field center around the ongoing challenge of offering optimal health care – both now and in the future – to the growing number of people with chronic conditions and multiple illnesses, in view of demographic changes and the continual digitization of health care.

Dialog to promote cooperation

International relations was one of Robert Bosch’s main concerns during his lifetime. This is why we have played an active role in supporting international relations since our founding. In this context, we aim to both strengthen long-existing partnerships and establish new relationships. In addition to multilateral projects, we are also active in the nations of the European Union, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Turkey, Russia, North Africa, the United States, China, India, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

Building bridges between science and society

We are searching for new ways to bridge the gap between science and society in order to find joint solutions for living together in the future. In this process, the participation and the active contribution of all parts of society are pivotal to us.