Water

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

Research

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

Inclusion

In Denmark, we work to include vulnerable people in jobs and associations. Globally, we help Grundfos companies and employees reach out to local communities all over the world.

How was the split between the philanthropic areas in 2021?

200

million

The Poul Due Jensen Foundation committed 200 mDKK to philanthropic projects in 2021.

46 %

Water

In 2021, 46 % of the grants went to water projects.

34 %

Research

In 2021, 34 % of the grants supported research and learning environments and initiatives.

12 %

Inclusion

The Foundation supported labour market inclusion and community engagement with 12 % of the grants in 2021.

We own Grundfos
As majority shareholder, we are 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.

9 new Community Engagement Grants worth 4.5 million DKK awarded

The Grundfos Foundation has approved new Community Engagement Grants worth EUR 605,000 to support local projects across Denmark, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Summer camp in Serbia

Normally, Miroslav Petrovic works as a guard at the Grundfos group headquarters in Bjerringbro. Friday 8 July, he traveled to Serbia to attend a summer camp for disadvantaged children and young people.

Climate-related flooding and drought expected to cost world’s major cities $194 billion annually

C40 Cities study finds that without urgent action, millions more people around the globe will face grave risks from river flooding, along with more frequent and severe drought by 2050. C40 city mayors will collaborate to develop and deliver upon data-driven commitments to address the impacts of drought and flooding in cities globally.

New green UNHCR initiative to transform refugees’ access to clean water

A new initiative, launched today, will substantially improve the way in which clean water is provided in refugee communities: Project Flow will replace diesel-run pumps with solar-powered water pumps in six climate-vulnerable countries across Africa. This will benefit up to 800,000 refugees and host community members and drastically reduce CO2 emissions.

Investing in high-quality international education in Aarhus

The Grundfos Foundation has donated DKK 10 million to Aarhus International School’s Project One Campus. The project aims to redevelop and expand the school’s campus and thereby maintain its status as an attractive school for international parents weighing job options in East Jutland.  

Transforming access to water in Argentine communities

The Foundation's Community Engagement Grants bring water access and hygiene education to more than 15,000 people in Argentina.

How Doctors Without Borders help out in Ukraine

Together with Doctors Without Borders, we provide emergency medical aid during the war in Ukraine.

Increased donations in turbulent times

In connection with Grundfos' Annual General Assembly on 29 April, the Grundfos Foundation announces record philanthropic donation framework of DKK 250 million (~EUR 34 million) for important purposes all over the world.

Grants worth almost 12m DKK on their way to communities

The Foundation has approved community grants worth almost 9 million DKK (1,2m EUR) for local social initiatives all over the world. Additional emergency funding of 2.7m DKK (268,000 EUR) is also on the way to local organisations helping refugees in Poland Hungary and Slovakia.