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

Daycare and school for the 21st century

What is the impact of digitalization or automation on people, on the way we learn at educational institutions and live together in society? And what will our future workplaces look like? 

People will have to focus on tasks that cannot be automated and that require creativity, social intelligence, reflection, and cooperation. Also, knowledge and skills are required to understand, use, critically view, and apply digital technologies.

Shaping our life in society

Our founder Robert Bosch was committed to the democratic order and a liberal society of responsible, free citizens.

We will only be able to live together well in our diverse and ever-changing society if all people have an equal chance to participate in social life, based on the rule-of-law principle. Solutions to the challenges of our time can only be found through trans-sectoral collaboration at all levels and by including a variety of different perspectives.

This is why, in the support area of Active Citizenship, the Foundation assists courageous people and institutions in assuming responsibility and shaping a future-oriented life for all in our society. From 2020, we will focus on the topics of immigration society as well as democracy.

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.

Joint solutions to global challenges

Promoting peace and stability — and thereby alleviating human hardship — was of special concern to Robert Bosch. Through our efforts, we have implemented this legacy in the International Relations programs since the Foundation’s establishment.

In today’s world, finding common answers to global challenges is key to peaceful coexistence. To this end, it is the purpose of our focus area "International Understanding and Cooperation" to identify and support effective solutions, both within and between societies. Starting in 2020, the Foundation will focus on the following topics: Conflict, Climate Change, and Migration. The Foundation also has the mandate to explore the topic of Inequality.

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.

Daycare and school for the 21st century

What is the impact of digitalization or automation on people, on the way we learn at educational institutions and live together in society? And what will our future workplaces look like? 

People will have to focus on tasks that cannot be automated and that require creativity, social intelligence, reflection, and cooperation. Also, knowledge and skills are required to understand, use, critically view, and apply digital technologies.

Shaping our life in society

Our founder Robert Bosch was committed to the democratic order and a liberal society of responsible, free citizens.

We will only be able to live together well in our diverse and ever-changing society if all people have an equal chance to participate in social life, based on the rule-of-law principle. Solutions to the challenges of our time can only be found through trans-sectoral collaboration at all levels and by including a variety of different perspectives.

This is why, in the support area of Active Citizenship, the Foundation assists courageous people and institutions in assuming responsibility and shaping a future-oriented life for all in our society. From 2020, we will focus on the topics of immigration society as well as democracy.

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.

Joint solutions to global challenges

Promoting peace and stability — and thereby alleviating human hardship — was of special concern to Robert Bosch. Through our efforts, we have implemented this legacy in the International Relations programs since the Foundation’s establishment.

In today’s world, finding common answers to global challenges is key to peaceful coexistence. To this end, it is the purpose of our focus area "International Understanding and Cooperation" to identify and support effective solutions, both within and between societies. Starting in 2020, the Foundation will focus on the following topics: Conflict, Climate Change, and Migration. The Foundation also has the mandate to explore the topic of Inequality.

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.