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

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?

195

million

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

46 %

Water

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

33 %

Research

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

21 %

Inclusion

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

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.

We're looking for interns

We are searching for two interns to join us from February 2022 - one Strategy Intern and one Communication Intern - to help the Foundation fight Climate, Water, and Social injustice on a global scale. 

Abomosu cares about toilets

Life without a toilet is dirty, dangerous and undignified, something that the citizens of Abomosu can relate to. The sanitation in the community deteriorated because their public toilet had broken down. Luckily, the community now has access to improved toilet facilities.

Awards for talented Grundfos students

At the Grundfos Prize ceremony on 11 November, three talented Grundfos students were rewarded for their contributions to Grundfos: Søren Thalund, Bartosz Kurkiewicz, and Jakob Vester Nielsen each receive DKK 25,000.

2021 Grundfos Prize to bioinformatics researcher

Today, Professor MSO Mads Albertsen, Aalborg University, Chemistry and BioScience, is awarded the 2021 Grundfos Prize at the Grundfos Center in Bjerringbro. The prize consists of DKK 1 million, of which DKK 750,000 is a grant for further research.

2021 Global Handwashing Day

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

11 new community engagement grants awarded

The Grundfos Foundation has awarded 11 new community engagement grants for local projects in California, Colombia, Denmark, Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon, Argentina and Tanzania.

tTEM research paper published

Results from tTEM surveys conducted in two refugee camps and several host communities in western Tanzania demonstrate the capability of the method to characterize shallow aquifer systems with high lateral and vertical resolution, with data collection typically exceeding 15 to 20 line-kilometers (km) per day.

Honouring Perween Rahman's legacy

Set in Karachi, Pakistan, the drama documentary Into Dust follows social activist, Perween Rahman, who worked tirelessly to protect Pakistan’s poorest communities, and her older sister, Aquila Ismail, who honours her sister’s legacy by fighting for her justice.

USD 157,000 for disaster relief in Haiti

The Grundfos Foundation has released a grant from its disaster response reserve to support Water Mission's disaster relief efforts in Haiti.