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 support community projects in communities all over the world where Grundfos companies and employees engage to make a difference in their local community

How was the split between the philanthropic areas in 2022?



The Poul Due Jensen Foundation committed 237 mDKK to philanthropic projects in 2021. Find all donations here

47 %


In 2022, 47 % of the grants went to water projects.

20 %


In 2022, 20 % of the grants supported research and learning environments and initiatives.

23 %


The Foundation supported labour market inclusion and community engagement with 1 3% of the grants in 2023.

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.

Inspiring young engineers to become sustainability leaders of the future

In Turkey, Grundfos employees engage for the second time with young people through the project Responsible Engineers for Sustainability to address global challenges and bring young people’s visions and perspectives to the table in solving the world's problems.

Solar-powered water for India's rural poor

New Donation: More tribal underprivileged villages in rural areas within the states of Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu can look forward to access to drinking water on their doorstep.

INTO DUST receives Lighthouse Award

A prestigious Lighthouse Award, honoring pioneers and visionaries within the water sector, has been awarded to INTO DUST, a docudrama based on the true story of Perween Rahman who fought to provide clean, safe water to the poorest in Pakistan’s capital Karachi.

Supplying water where it’s wanted; Sunlit Future’s India Water Project

Over 500 villages reached: In 2022 alone, 110 villages in rural and distant areas of India received drinking near their homes - saving time, energy and drudgery for rural and marginalised women and communities using solar energy.

New Deputy Director

Christian Toft Ramsbøl is appointed as new Deputy Director (vicedirektør) as of May 1st, 2023.

Nanna wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize Denmark

With an ambitious vertical farming project named 'Let there be (optimal) light', Nanna Elizabeth Rosa Kalmar of Egaa Gymnasium has produced a very relevant and interesting research study.

13 new Community Engagement Grants awarded

A whopping 13 Community Engagement Grants worth together DKK 4.9 million or EUR 660,000 have been awarded by the Foundation Board. In the future, the Foundation wishes to actively support more volunteering activities by Grundfos employee through the grant programme.

The passing of Jens Maaløe

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Jens Maaløe, former chairman of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation and board member of Grundfos Holding A/S, has passed away.

Climate change challenges water access for forcibly displaced people

Climate change affects everyone. But it is the people least responsible for climate change whose lives and livelihoods are being hit the hardest. Around 80 per cent of the world's refugees and forcibly displaced people live in the most climate vulnerable countries in the world and are most impacted by climate change.