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

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

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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). 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. “Programs available through Homewood Children’s Village and Riverlife also combine STEM topics with environmental sustainability efforts, which is a win-win for local communities.”

The grants support organizations and initiatives that offer hands-on STEM activities, work to increase diversity in STEM fields, offer environmental sustainability through tree planting, and engage students in project-based STEM curriculum. 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 Pittsburg Promise Foundation’s Promising Futures program – $20,000
  • Riverlife’s Revitalizing Pittsburg’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 schools and 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.

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, and

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