Robert Bosch Stiftung realigns focus on ten new topics

How can we remain effective in a world of constant dynamic change? What are the new developments in philanthropy and how can we take advantage of them? Over the past two years, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has analyzed these questions in depth and identified ten new topics for support.

Robert Bosch Stiftung | January 2020
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The Robert Bosch Stiftung has repositioned itself in terms of its focus areas: In the future, its activities will be targeted at ten new topics determined by the Foundation’s board of trustees. The focus on significantly fewer topics than before is the result of a two-year strategy process aimed at increasing the effectiveness of provided support.

“Our founder Robert Bosch made it part of our mission to frequently review our own work and adapt it to current social challenges. This is why development and change have been part of our mission since the Foundation was established,” explains Prof. Dr. Joachim Rogall, Chairman of the Management Board. “In recent years, however, we have come to notice that the challenges posed by an increasingly uncertain and complex world have changed dramatically. Philanthropy is also undergoing a global transformation. Therefore, we have reviewed and profoundly restructured our activities.”

The new topics on which the Foundation will focus in the future are:

  • Health care system for the future and people in the health care system in the support area of Health;
  • Learning and school development in the support area of Education;
  • Democracy and immigration society in the support area of Active Citizenship;
  • Conflict, climate change, migration, and inequality in the support area of International Understanding and Cooperation.

In the support area of Science and Research, the strategy process is still ongoing and will be completed by summer 2020.

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