The Sunnyvale School District and Sunnyvale Education Foundation would like to thank former Lakewood parent and Bosch Corporate Social Responsibility officer for Silicon Valley, Mary Dakin, for connecting the Bosch Community Fund with the Sunnyvale Education Foundation (SEF). On April 4, the fund awarded $75,000 in grants to SEF.
The donation was made in tandem with the grand opening of the company’s new Sunnyvale headquarters. Bosch is a German multinational engineering and electronics company. Bosch’s core operating areas are spread across four business sectors; mobility solutions, consumer goods (including household appliances and power tools), industrial technology (including drive and control) and energy and building technology.
The donation was made in support of STEM education programs for elementary and middle schools within the Sunnyvale School District. Schools will utilize the funds for lab and makerspace equipment, curricular materials, teacher training and other STEM programmatic support.
The Bosch Community Fund awards grants to 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions, focusing primarily on STEM education, environmental sustainability and eco+STEM. In 2016 the Bosch Community Fund made 177 grants to nonprofits totaling more than $3.8 million and more than $13.8 million since 2012. It now operates in 33 Bosch location communities in 15 states.
“We are delighted to celebrate the occasion of the Bosch move to Sunnyvale by supporting the outstanding STEM educational efforts in Sunnyvale schools through the Sunnyvale Education Foundation,” said Dakin. “We hope this marks the beginning of an ongoing relationship!”