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Bosch Community Fund awards grants to Minneapolis-area organizations to support STEM and environmental education

-In 2017, Bosch Community Fund awarded $35,000 in grants to organizations in the Minneapolis area
-Five grants fund education programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); and environmental education
-Since 2015, Bosch Community Fund has awarded $105,000 in grants to Minneapolis-area schools, organizations

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded $35,000 in grants to organizations in the Minneapolis area. The five grants fund education programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); and environmental education. Through the Bosch Community Fund’s partnerships with local organizations, students in the Minneapolis area have access to a breadth of programs offering hands-on learning.

“The Minneapolis area is home to a wide range of organizations committed to providing learning opportunities for local youth in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math,” said Uwe Thym, senior vice president of Communication Systems at Bosch Security Systems in Burnsville. “Our work at Bosch in the Minneapolis area is closely connected to these topics and we want to support related initiatives on a local level. Through partnerships with organizations in the community, we hope to enhance the opportunities available to students and feed their passion for learning.”

Those organizations that received grants this year demonstrate a steadfast commitment to engaging youth. The Bosch Community Fund awarded grants to the following organizations:
• Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191’s STEM for All Students program – $12,000
• Refuge Friends Inc.’s Environmental Education Outreach program – $5,000
• Twin Cities Catalyst Music’s Burnsville Made Music – Afterschool Recording Engineering program – $5,000
• Twin Cities Regional Science and Engineering Fair’s Science Research Clubs in District 191 – $8,000
• Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota’s Emergency Veterinary Services for Injured Wild Animals program – $5,000

“Students in the Burnsville Made Music program create songs from start to finish that are completely unique and original to their vision,” said Jack Kolb-Williams, executive director, Twin Cities Catalyst Music. “Using the tools and programs ultimately made available by the Bosch Community Fund, the students are able to record and produce songs just like their favorite performers.”

The Bosch Community Fund provides grants in U.S. communities where Bosch has locations. Since 2015, the Bosch Community Fund has invested $105,000 in schools and organizations in the Minneapolis area. Annually, the Bosch Community Fund awards up to $5 million in grants to organizations invited to participate in the program.

Linda Beckmeyer
Robert Bosch LLC
Phone: +1 248-876-2046

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 Burnsville Grant Release - October 2017


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