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.
In its charitable work, the Foundation addresses social issues at an early stage and develops exemplary solutions. To this purpose, it develops and implements its own projects. Additionally, it supports third-party initiatives that have similar goals.
Some 200 employees manage an average of about 800 internal and external projects a year. In total the Robert Bosch Stiftung has provided grants worth more than €1.4 billion since its founding.
The Robert Bosch Hospital, the Dr. Margarete-Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and the Institute for the History of Medicine are all part of the Foundation, as are the associated foundations of the Hans-Walz-Stiftung, the Otto und Edith Mühlschlegel Stiftung, and the DVA-Stiftung. The Robert Bosch Stiftung is founding partner of the UWC Robert Bosch College in Freiburg as well as the German School Academy in Berlin.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung has its headquarters at Robert Bosch Haus, the former home of Robert Bosch in Stuttgart, though it has been based in the newly-erected Bosch Haus Heidehof since 2004. The Foundation has its own office in Berlin.