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Bosch Community Fund partners with Pittsburgh nonprofits to support STEM education, career readiness initiatives

-In 2017, Bosch Community Fund awarded more than $35,000 in grant funding to nonprofit organizations in the Pittsburgh area
-Four grants fund education programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and environmental sustainability
-Since 2016, Bosch Community Fund has awarded more than $70,000 to organizations in the Pittsburgh area

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded more than $55,000 in grants to organizations in the Pittsburgh area. The four grants fund education programs focused on student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and environmental sustainability. The Bosch Community Fund invests in STEM education programs for young people.

“Bosch’s partnerships with organizations in the Pittsburgh area allow us to create access to high-quality, hands-on learning experiences that build excitement around STEM careers,” said Hauke Schmidt, head of corporate research – North America at Bosch. “We’re proud to support the great work local nonprofits are doing to improve the community through STEM and environmental sustainability programs.”

The grants support organizations and initiatives that offer hands-on STEM activities, work to increase diversity in STEM fields, engage students in project-based STEM curriculum and contribute to environmental sustainability.. The Bosch Community Fund awarded grants to the following organizations:
• Homewood Children’s Village’s Sustainability and STEM Pipeline Integration – $5,000
• Carnegie Mellon’s Girls of Steel Robotics – $5,000
• The Pittsburgh Promise Foundation’s Promising Futures program – $20,000
• Riverlife’s Revitalizing Pittsburgh’s Riverfronts program – $5,000

“The Bosch Community Fund partnership has provided Girls of Steel Robotics with increased opportunities to participate in outreach activities in the region by offering robot-chassis building workshops and camps for K-12 students and beyond,” said Patti Rote, FIRST® Robotics outreach program manager and co-founder, Girls of Steel Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. “Without Bosch’s support we would be unable to continue and reach the local underserved population.”

The Bosch Community Fund provides grants in U.S. communities where Bosch has locations. Since 2016, Bosch Community Fund has awarded more than $70,000 to organizations in the Pittsburgh area. Annually, the Bosch Community Fund awards up to $5 million in grants to organizations invited to participate in the program.

Contact:
Linda Beckmeyer
Robert Bosch LLC
Phone: +1 248-876-2046
linda.beckmeyer@us.bosch.com

About the Bosch Community Fund
The Bosch Community Fund, a U.S.-based foundation established in September 2011, has awarded more than $15.5 million in grants to various 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions. The BCF focuses primarily on the enrichment of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and the advancement of environmental sustainability initiatives.

About Bosch
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 32,800 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2016. In 2016 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. The company employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016) and generated sales of 73.1 billion euros ($80.9 billion) in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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BCF Pittsburgh Release 2017 - December 2017

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