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Bosch Community Fund awards grants to organizations in Lincolnton, North Carolina, area for hands-on STEM programs

- In 2017, Bosch Community Fund awarded $50,000 in grant funding to schools and organizations in the Lincolnton, North Carolina, area
- Five grants fund education programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
- Since 2015, Bosch Community Fund has awarded nearly $150,000 to schools and organizations in the Lincolnton area

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded $50,000 in grants to schools and organizations in the Lincolnton, North Carolina, area. The five grants fund student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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

“The Bosch Community Fund is proud to invest in STEM programs that will help students in the Lincolnton area follow their interests and passions,” said David Lee, director of packaging at Bosch in Lincolnton. “STEM skills have become increasingly important for educational growth, making these programs more relevant to local students.”

The Lincolnton-area grants support initiatives that provide hands-on STEM activities, career guidance, circuitry and coding programs, robotics workshops and advanced manufacturing education. The Bosch Community Fund awarded grants to the following organizations:
- STEM Career Path Project’s STEM After School Program – $10,000
- Lincolnton Economic Development Association’s Lincoln County Manufacturing Awareness Event – $10,000
- Communities in Schools of Lincoln County’s Career Coach Program – $10,000
- Lincoln County Schools’ Real World Science for Elementary Students – $10,000
- Friends of the Lincoln County Public Library’s STEAM Coding and Engineering Programs – $10,000

The Bosch Community Fund provides grants in U.S. communities where Bosch has locations. Since 2015, Bosch Community Fund has awarded nearly $150,000 to schools and organizations in the Lincolnton 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 nearly $19 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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Bosch Community Fund - Lincolnton - 2018 - March 2018

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