Who We Are

The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of the major foundations in Europe that is associated with a private company. Through our work, we have followed the legacy of Robert Bosch for over 50 years, continuing his commitment to social and societal causes in a contemporary form.

Get to know us better on this website: Find out about our employees and the structure of the Foundation and learn more about our founder, Robert Bosch. We will show you the Foundation’s facilities, and we invite you to take a virtual tour of the Robert Bosch Haus.

Get to Know Us

Employees of the Robert Bosch Stiftung
Collage Robert Bosch Stiftung / M. Fuchs, M. Frauendorf, T. Bohm

The Foundation is made up of approximately 200 employees with a variety of career paths, backgrounds, and experiences. Thanks to their knowledge and commitment, the Foundation can bravely meet the challenges of our times and identify solutions to the pressing questions of our society. We work in teams with flat hierarchies and cultivate respectful interactions with one another. Get to know us!

The Team of the Robert Bosch Stiftung

Our Guiding Principles

Our charitable commitment is based on clear and transparent guiding principles. For this purpose we have compiled a catalog of principles that guides our long-term planning and our concrete project work.

Our Guiding Principles

Transparency: Purpose of the Foundation



Our Constitution

The Foundation exclusively and directly serves charitable purposes. As a shareholder of Robert Bosch GmbH the Foundation receives a proportion of the distributed dividends in the company. Given its status as a charitable institution the Foundation does not engage in corporate activity. The voting rights associated with its shares in Robert Bosch GmbH have been transferred to a trust, Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG.

The Constitution of the Bosch Group

Our Committees

The decision-making bodies of the Robert Bosch Stiftung are its Partners' Meeting, the Board of Trustees, and the Management Board. Its charitable activities and the deployment of its resources are determined by the Board of Trustees, who are also partners of the Foundation. As directed by Robert Bosch, the Board of Trustees is made up of members of his family, as well as entrepreneurs and personalities from the public domain.

Shareholders' Meeting, Board of Trustees

Annual Report 2017

Dear Reader,
In many areas of the world, we can see an increasing polarization of societies, and the tone in the political debate, also and especially on the internet, has become more abrasive. Germany is no exception. In light of these developments, the Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH strengthened its focus on social cohesion, both in national and international projects, in 2017. On an international scale, we are observing that democratic principles, the rule of law, and a peaceful reconciliation of interests can no longer be taken for granted in an increasing number of countries. They must even be defended in regions in which these values seemed to be firmly rooted only a few years ago. The number and complexity of intra-state and inter-state conflicts is rising worldwide. In many countries, civil society is facing pressure and is being limited in its scope of action. At the same time, traditional multilateral conflictsolving mechanisms only work to a limited extent. In this context, the support of non-governmental stakeholders, solutions tailored to specific situations, and the transfer of good practice examples are becoming increasingly important.

Our Founder: Robert Bosch

Robert Bosch Portrait
Robert Bosch GmbH, Historical Communication

Robert Bosch Stiftung was founded in 1964 on behalf of the will of Robert Bosch. In his legacy he determined that “apart from the alleviation of all kinds of hardship, […] the moral, physical and intellectual development of the people" shall be promoted by the profits of his assets.

Get to know the Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Citizen Robert Bosch.

Virtual Tour

Since 1986 the headquarters of the Robert Bosch Stiftung has been located in Robert Bosch’s former house in Stuttgart. The virtual tour invites you to visit the villa and the adjacent park. Enter the historic rooms of the Robert Bosch House and click on the additional information to learn more about the House, the Foundation, and its work.