About the Robert Bosch Stiftung

The Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH is one of the major German foundations associated with a private company and has managed the philanthropic bequest of company founder Robert Bosch for over 50 years. Indeed it was his entrepreneurial vision, political farsightedness, moral fortitude and charitable initiatives that set the standards for the work of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

View of the building of the Robert Bosch Stiftung
Michael Fuchs

In Brief

The Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH is one of Europe’s largest foundations associated with a private company. In its charitable work, it addresses social issues at an early stage and develops exemplary solutions. For this purpose, it plans and implements its own projects. Additionally, it supports third-party initiatives that have similar goals.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung is active in the areas of health, science, society, education, and international relations.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung is committed to upholding the values and example of its founder Robert Bosch and continuing his philanthropic work. With more than 50 years’ experience, the Foundation has extensive knowledge, the qualifications for developing solutions, and a comprehensive network of partners, experts, and practitioners.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung is owner of the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart and the associated research institutes, the Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institute for Clinical Pharmacology, the Robert Bosch Tumor Center, and the Institute for the History of Medicine. The Robert Bosch Stiftung is founding partner of the UWC Robert Bosch College in Freiburg, the German School Academy in Berlin, and the International Alumni Center in Berlin. The Foundation holds about a 92 percent stake in Robert Bosch GmbH and finances its operations from the dividends it receives from this holding. Since it was established in 1964, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has invested around 1.6 billion euros in charitable work.