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.

Accelerating better water management

C40 Cities launches Phase Two of the Water Safe Cities project to accelerate better water management following the successful delivery of Phase One of C40’s Water Safe Cities project, which found that climate-related flooding and drought expected to impact millions of people and cost world’s major cities $194 billion annually

2022 Grundfos People Awards

For the first time, Grundfos hosted the Grundfos People Awards ceremony, where passionate, dedicated and creative Grundfos employees were celebrated in Bjerringbro.

A busy #WorldWaterWeek

A busy week in the Swedish capitol Stockholm has ended and the Foundation and partners look back on five days of events and meetings with the global water community.

Grundfos Foundation at 2022 World Water Week

Together with Grundfos Safe Water/Sustainability and various project partners, the Grundfos Foundation will host an exhibition at the World Water Week in Stockholm this coming week. With several side events and great people in the same place, we hope to cater for quality networking between our important connections within in the water world.

Deforestation and Water Resource Management

In India, the Foundation works with Sunlit Future and local partners in several regions. One of them is Maharashtra, where the geology and deforestation has created very special difficulties for the local population.

Driving local community impact through Community Engagement Grants

With the support of the Grundfos Foundation Community Engagement Grants, Grundfos employees are making their communities a better place by partnering with local organisations to meet real needs.

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.