Robert Bosch Stiftung

The Robert Bosch Stiftung is reported to be the largest German Foundation, managing the philanthropic bequest of company founder Robert Bosch for more than 40 years. The Foundation is divided into four areas to support and operate its aid program. In order to pursue the Foundation’s objectives, it promotes external projects and initiates its own projects for developing and running programs.

Some 130 employees manage an average of about 800 internal and external projects a year. Approximately €68 million was spent on program work in 2011. In total the Robert Bosch Stiftung has provided grants worth €1 billion since its founding.

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To respond to social challenges and develop new solutions are the key objectives of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. To achieve this, the Foundation organises a wide range of projects and programs of their own and support many project ideas developed by others. The Foundations current funding areas are Health and Science; Education, Society and Culture; International Relations America and Asia; International Relations Europe and its Neighbours.

Both the Foundation’s own programs and the projects they fund aim to promote new developments and bring about change. The Foundation funds projects that either supplement their existing programs, continue them in an innovative way, or contribute significantly to realizing their objectives in the program area concerned.

Due to the wide range of potential projects eligible for funding both in Germany and abroad, the methods and procedures by which the Foundation provides funding are not subject to restrictions. They use a range of instruments to achieve their goals, such as competitions, scholarship programs, prizes, funding of pilot projects, appointment of independent committees and juries, political consulting based on scientific studies, surveys, seminars, and colloquia.

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The Foundation welcomes funding proposal by stating that “As a funding foundation, we are always open to new project ideas and funding proposals. They must complement our focus areas and existing funding instruments. The project goals must be specified clearly.” The two step application process is briefly outlined below:

First Step: Inquiry

Forms for first-time applications for third-party projects are available for download. Applications should be no more than two pages in length.

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Second Step: Grant Request

The Foundation aims to inform applicants within four weeks whether a project will be accepted for further examination. The application must then be substantiated in greater detail.

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  1. Avatar Ashish K Bardhan says

    Re: Request for joint venture for FOOD SECURITY for the Tribal and backward communities, who are in vulnerable situations.
    Dear Donor,
    We take the opportunity to introduce ourselves as an NGO, whose aim is to fight against hunger and injustice. Since 2002, we are trying to work with the poor and marginalized tribal people of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa of eastern part of India. We are working with local communities to address collectively the people’s movements, hunger, inequity and injustice.
    We are reaching out with the target groups, through SHGs (Self-Help Groups) of which, mostly are poor and marginalized, belong to tribal communities, supporting them in their struggle to access their rights to food, shelter, work, education, healthcare and human security and helping them have their voice in the development decisions affecting their lives and livelihood.
    The people we work with include the dalit and tribal people, other sections of the rural poor, women, children, and minorities. Within these groups, our focus is on people in vulnerable situations such as people living with chronic hunger, ill health, migrant and bonded workers, children out of education, homeless people, trafficked persons, persons with disability, displaced people and refugees, and people affected by natural and human-made disasters.
    As we are working with the Tribal and other backward communities at the Purulia, Balasore and East Singhbhum districts, under the State of West Bengal, Orissa & Jharkhand respectively, that are why, we would like to propose the FOOD SECURITY program for the entire communities of target areas who are in vulnerable situation.

    We look forward to hear from your end.

    Thank you,

    Ashish K Bardhan
    Member Secretary, SPREAD/India