Fritt Ord Foundation operates in the field of freedom of expression. The paramount object of Fritt Ord Foundation is to protect and promote freedom of expression and the environment for freedom of expression, particularly by encouraging lively debate and the dauntless use of the free word. Fritt Ord Foundation was established in 1974, and manages funds today for programmes within the areas of Media and Democracy, Information and public debate, Grants and Training and Art and Culture. Fritt Ord Foundation provides direct support for special programs, based on applications or on its own initiative.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation stands for free independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment and the rule of law. Leveraging the skills, values and expertise of Thomson Reuters, the Foundation runs a number of programmes and initiatives that trigger change and empower people globally: free legal assistance, media development, and in-depth coverage of the world’s underreported stories.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of the major German foundations associated with a private company. It holds 92 percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH. Established in 1964, it represents the philanthropic endeavors of Robert Bosch (1861–1942), focusing on the fields of science, health, international relations, education, society, and culture. In Stuttgart, the Foundation maintains the Robert Bosch Hospital, the Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology, and the Institute for the History of Medicine. Between 1964 and 2014, the Foundation has made available 1.3 billion euros for projects. In 2014, approximately 68 million euros were spent on project funding.