The founder of the Dreilinden Charitiable Trust, Ise Bosch, has been awarded the Deutscher Stifterpreis (German Donors Award) for her commitments to human rights. The award is the highest accolade in the German Philanthropic Sector and will be presented on German Foundations Day on 16 May 2018.
Dreilinden, the charitable fund Bosch founded and leads, supports social movements around the world that champion the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer people. ‘Societies become more humane and stronger when gender roles are less strictly binary and less hierarchical,’ she says. Ise Bosch is also the granddaughter of Robert Bosch who established one of Europe’s largest foundations, the Robert Bosch Foundation.
In addition to her work with Dreilinden Charitable Trust, Bosch has written a book ‘Giving with Trust – Transformative Philanthropy’ due to be published this summer. The autobiographical and analytical essays in the book address the power imbalance between donors and the projects they support. The book also outlines autonomous, participatory, and inclusive strategies for delivering power to precisely those people whom the charitable support is meant to serve. It is illustrated with photographs by South African artist Zanele Muholi, who has received many awards for her art and work as an activist.
For more on LGBTQI philanthropy in Germany see: http://www.alliancemagazine.org/blog/german-philanthropy-get-behind-lgbti-rights/
An interview with Ise Bosch and the co-author of the book, Justus Eisfeld, will be featured in the September 2018 issue of Alliance magazine.