About the Robert Bosch Stiftung

The Robert Bosch Stiftung is active in the areas of health, education, and global issues. Through its funding, it works for a just and sustainable future. The Foundation is rooted in the legacy of the entrepreneur and founder Robert Bosch. 

View of the building of the Robert Bosch Stiftung
Michael Fuchs

In Brief

Today, around 170 people are employed at its Stuttgart and Berlin offices. The Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH maintains its own facilities, develops innovative projects, and provides support at both the international and local level. It is active in Germany and Europe, in the Middle East, and in selected regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. The Foundation contributes findings from the projects it funds to the professional world and public debate.

In the area of Health, the Foundation is committed to promoting a sustainable healthcare system that focuses more on people and their health literacy. With the Bosch Health Campus in Stuttgart, it has efficiently brought together care, research, education, and empowerment to benefit both patients and scientists. 

In its Education funding, the Foundation works to promote a fair, high-performing education system that is focused on the well-being of children and young people. 

In the Global Issues funding area, the Foundation works on major social challenges of our time. In particular, it addresses the issues of peace, inequality, climate change, democracy, migration and the immigration society.

The Foundation supports interdisciplinary exchange between academia, politics and society as well as evidence-based political decision-making. With its fellowships, the Robert Bosch Academy enables leading figures from around the world to spend time working in Berlin, thus contributing to a network of international experts and opinion leaders. 

The Foundation is the sponsor of the Bosch Health Campus in Stuttgart. This includes the Robert Bosch Hospital, the Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, the Robert Bosch Center for Tumor Diseases, and the Robert Bosch Center for Innovative Health. The Robert Bosch Stiftung is also a shareholder in an international school in Freiburg, the Robert Bosch College UWC, and the International Alumni Center (iac) in Berlin.

The Foundation holds around 94 percent of the shares in Robert Bosch GmbH and is financed by its dividends. As a charitable foundation, it does not have any entrepreneurial activities. It has transferred the voting rights of the shares to Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG. Since its establishment in 1964, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has spent around 2.2 billion euros on its charitable work.