We collaborate with international partners to provide access to drinking water to the world's poorest, primarily in rural communities and forgotten refugee camps.


We support research and learning initiatives, environments and individuals within technical and natural science disciplines.


We want to reduce the number of people living on passive public benefits through projects that help vulnerable people access and remain within the labour market.

How was the split between the philanthropic areas in 2020?



The Poul Due Jensen Foundation committed 195 M DKK to philanthropic projects in 2020.

46 %


In 2020, 46 % of the grants went to water projects.


33 %


In 2020, 33 % of the grants supported research and learning environments and initiatives.


21 %


The Foundation supported labour market inclusion and community engagement with 21 % of the grants in 2020.


Active ownership means looking out for Grundfos’ interests. We set up holistic goals and challenge the Board of the Grundfos Group. We also contribute to the Group’s development and to the world through our employee awards and scholarships.

Next Generation Water Action finals

Tuesday 18 May was the grand finale of the accelerator programme Next Generation Water Action with exciting prizes for a number of young entrepreneurs and academics. For Grundfos and the Foundation it was also an opportunity to collaborate more deeply and each contribute toward a shared goal.

Oxygenators for India

Yesterday morning, Danish Ambassador to India Freddy Svane received 92 oxygen concentrators in Delhi airport. The shipment was initiated by the Indian Danish Chamber of Commerce (IDCC) and supported by a number of Danish companies.

Five new community grants approved

On 11 March, the Foundation Board approved five new Community Engagement Grants helping Grundfos companies engage in their local areas.

Record investment in Western Tanzania

To mark World Water Day, the Grundfos Foundation announces a USD 6 million partnership with UNICEF. The partnership will ensure sustainable access to clean water and sanitation for almost 200,000 people in vulnerable communities in Tanzania.

Status 2020: a new reality

In a swift blow, the global COVID-19 pandemic changed our reality and created new needs and challenges which needed to be addressed quickly and in a flexible way. The pandemic showed us how vulnerable the world is, and how important responsibility, dialogue and co-operation are in maintaining stability and sustainable development in society.

The year of the pandemic

11 March 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organisation declaring Covid-19 a pandemic. Over the past year, the Grundfos Foundation and its partners have created access to hand-washing facilities for over 1 million people and provided health and hygiene information to avoid infection for 2 million.

2021 Grundfos Prize - open for nominations

Danish universities are again invited to nominate young researchers to the Grundfos Prize. Since 2018, it has been targeted young researchers under the theme “The Stars of Tomorrow”.

Orlando von Einsiedel's latest film highlights the global water crisis

The Grundfos Foundation partners with the Academy-award winning director as he announces his new film – INTO DUST

Water access and hygiene workshops to fight COVID-19 in Argentina

With a Poul Due Jensen Community Engagement Grant, Grundfos Argentina and Agua Segura were able to give access to safe water to 70 community centres Escobar, Pilar and Tigre (Buenos Aires) and have a direct impact on 16.229 people.