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Bosch Community Fund awards grants to organizations in Palo Alto, California, area for hands-on STEM learning and environmental sustainability education

- In 2017, Bosch Community Fund awarded $55,000 in grant funding to organizations in the Palo Alto, California, area
- Three grants fund education programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and environmental sustainability
- Since 2012, Bosch Community Fund has awarded more than $288,000 to schools and organizations in the Palo Alto area

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded $55,000 in grants to organizations in the Palo Alto, California, area. The three grants fund student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and environmental sustainability.

By investing in hands-on programs, the Bosch Community Fund aims to increase the educational opportunities available to students in the Palo Alto area. The grants will improve student and instructor access to regional resources, demonstrating the Bosch Community Fund’s commitment to supporting local STEM education and careers.

“Bosch is proud to partner with Palo Alto-area organizations that have made it their mission to boost environmental stability and increase STEM engagement,” said Hauke Schmidt, head of corporate research North America at Bosch. “STEM skills are essential to the future, and these organizations are going above and beyond to build awareness of the opportunities available through STEM.”

The grants support initiatives that bring scientists into local classrooms, engage students in project-based STEM curriculum, foster hands-on STEM activities for low-income students and provide environmental sustainability opportunities such as tree planting and urban forestry training. The Bosch Community Fund awarded grants to the following organizations:
- Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley’s STEM Playhouse Program – $20,000
- Science from Scientists’ In-School Module-Based STEM Enrichment – $20,000
- Canopy’s Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids Initiative – $15,000

The Bosch Community Fund provides grants in U.S. communities where Bosch has locations. Since 2012, Bosch Community Fund has awarded more than $288,000 to schools and organizations in the Palo Alto area. Annually, the Bosch Community Fund awards up to $5 million in grants to organizations invited to participate in the program.

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.

Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.1069

BCF -Palo Alto - January 2018


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