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Bosch Community Fund and Carrier award grants to organizations in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area for local STEM education and career development

  • In 2017, Bosch Community Fund and Carrier awarded nearly $50,000 in grants to organizations in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area
  • Four grants fund education programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
  • Since 2013, Bosch Community Fund has awarded more than $234,000 to organizations in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Bosch Community Fund and Carrier recently awarded nearly $50,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area. The grants were awarded on behalf of FHP Manufacturing, a joint venture between Robert Bosch LLC and Carrier Corporation.

The four grants fund educational programs that encourage student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on activities. By investing in STEM curricula, materials and teacher training, the Bosch Community Fund and Carrier strive to positively impact local students.

“Hands-on experience is a great way to get young people engaged in STEM,” said Scott Langston, general manager of the FHP manufacturing facility. “We’re proud to support local organizations’ efforts to create opportunities that drive interest in STEM careers.”

Pam Hoppel, senior director, Product Marketing, Carrier Residential, echoed that sentiment.

“We are excited and honored to work with Bosch to support the development of STEM skills in Florida’s youth,” she said. “We are actively supporting organizations focused on strengthening communities where we operate, and this opportunity with Bosch is a wonderful reminder of our responsibility to promote and cultivate the skills critical to these students and to our industry.”

The grants support initiatives that build STEM awareness through 3D printing and robotics, as well as programs that promote the exploration of STEM careers. The Bosch Community Fund and Carrier awarded grants to the following organizations:

  • Florida Atlantic University Foundation’s Engineering Scholars Program – $12,500
  • Miami Dade College Foundation’s Enhanced Robotics Summer Camp – $12,490
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s Nan Knox 3D Printing Program – $12,459
  • Jim & Jan Moran Boys & Girls Club’s Harold Reitman 3D Printing Program – $12,459

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County are using the grants to provide 3D design and 3D printing lessons for at-risk youth in the Fort Lauderdale area.

“It has been the goal of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County to help every young person who walks through our doors graduate from high school, plan for their future, develop good character and citizenship, and engage in activities that promote a healthy lifestyle,” said Brian Quail, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. “Funding from the Bosch Community Fund and Carrier provides the resources to implement a 3D printing program to increase youths’ exposure to skills and applications in STEM. The program greatly enhances members’ Club experiences and provides opportunities to learn new disciplines.”

The Bosch Community Fund provides grants in U.S. communities where Bosch has locations. Since 2013, the Bosch Community Fund has awarded $234,909 to nonprofit organizations in the Fort Lauderdale area. Annually, the Bosch Community Fund awards up to $5 million in grants to organizations invited to participate in the program.

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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.

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 34,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2017. In 2017 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit twitter.com/boschusa, twitter.com/boschmexico and http://www.bosch.ca.