The granddaughter of German engineer Robert Bosch, Ise Bosch is a German founder, managing director, and heiress. During the 1980’s, she attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where she encountered the American understanding of philanthropy. Since then, she has become a prominent philanthropist, specifically in the areas of human rights, women’s rights and the rights of sexual minorities. She founded Astraea’s International Fund for Sexual Minorities in New York in 1996, and in 2001 she founded Filia, an internationally active women’s foundation in Hamburg, where she was a member of the Executive Board from 2003 to 2011. She is also the founder and managing director of Dreilinden gGmbH in Hamburg, which supports the rights of lesbian, bi-, trans, and intersex people.
In this video, Ise discusses donor activism, founding the International Fund for Sexual Minorities in 1996, and why she chooses to #GiveToAstraea.