What We Do

Find out more about the charitable activities of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. We pick up on social issues at an early stage in five areas of support – and, with our projects, develop exemplary solutions for the future. Moreover, in the coming years, we will increasingly direct our activities on three focus areas. Follow also our international commitment and our work in different regions of the world.

What we do

Our Areas of Support

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. Education-related projects facilitate and reinforce social orientation, participation, and cohesion through learning. They are seen as contributing toward the creation of equal opportunities across society and are also considered to be a tool for integration. All projects and initiatives are aimed at helping to promote the development, consolidation, and enhancement of the German education system.

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. In light of these developments, the Robert Bosch Stiftung wishes to help as many people as possible to gain an equal stake in community life and take action, with and for each other. We work with them to look for responses to societal change and thus strengthen social cohesion.

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

We have played an active role in supporting international relations since our founding. 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.

Society and science are closely interrelated. Science can shape society by generating new knowledge, by educating and qualifying future problem solvers and decision-makers, and by incorporating knowledge from and into society. Considering the great challenges we are facing with regard to climate change, resource scarcity, rapid urbanization and societal cohesion, we foster research in these areas in Germany, Europe and Sub-Sahara Africa.

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. Education-related projects facilitate and reinforce social orientation, participation, and cohesion through learning. They are seen as contributing toward the creation of equal opportunities across society and are also considered to be a tool for integration. All projects and initiatives are aimed at helping to promote the development, consolidation, and enhancement of the German education system.

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. In light of these developments, the Robert Bosch Stiftung wishes to help as many people as possible to gain an equal stake in community life and take action, with and for each other. We work with them to look for responses to societal change and thus strengthen social cohesion.

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

We have played an active role in supporting international relations since our founding. 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.

Society and science are closely interrelated. Science can shape society by generating new knowledge, by educating and qualifying future problem solvers and decision-makers, and by incorporating knowledge from and into society. Considering the great challenges we are facing with regard to climate change, resource scarcity, rapid urbanization and societal cohesion, we foster research in these areas in Germany, Europe and Sub-Sahara Africa.

What we do

Our Focus Areas

Migration, Integration, and Inclusion

With our projects, we demonstrate that our society can embrace and structure the plurality of cultures and religions.

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Social Cohesion in Germany and Europe

With our projects, we promote an open and cohesive society in which all people have the opportunity to shape their living environments – regardless of their social,...

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Sustainable Living Spaces

With our projects, we contribute to the sustainable improvement of the quality of life both in urban and rural areas.

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What We Do

Our Regions

Find out more about our international commitment and our work in different regions of the world.