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 2022. 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.

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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.

A sustainable water supply for Ol Pejeta Conservancy and communities

With the support of the Grundfos Foundation, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya, has solarised the Ngobit borehole, providing a critical water supply for wildlife. Reduced river abstraction also supports downstream communities whose livelihoods are dependent on rainfed agriculture.

Expansion of successful water and sanitation programme in Ethiopia

Grundfos Foundation and Plan International expand successful water programme in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. Grundfos technology and Plan's local knowledge will ensure sustainable water supply for refugees from South Sudan and Ethiopians in Gambella.

C40 launches Water Safe Cities Accelerator

Today, C40 Cities announced the launch of the Water Safe Cities Accelerator, a groundbreaking initiative involving major cities from around the globe in a concerted effort to combat the escalating challenges of flooding and drought, bolster urban resilience and sustainability by 2030.

SunWASH: Life-saving toilets

2023 World Toilet Day: Around the globe, 3.5 billion people lack access to safe toilet facilities. Bad hygiene is a killer, and it can only be fought with better sanitation and hygiene.

Sustainable lake restoration: From the bottom to the crop

The 2023 Grundfos Prize keynote was delivered by Ass. Professor Kasper Retzel, University if Southern Denmark. He is part of a wider consortium of universities that we have put together to figure out how we can save our lakes from the deadly nutrients that wash out of Denmark's over-cultivated soil. And maybe even build technologies to recycle valuable natural resources.

2023 Grundfos Prize Student Awards

Awards for 3 talented Grundfos students were handed out at the 2023 Grundfos Prize Ceremony on 9 November.

Engineering researcher wins 2023 Grundfos Prize

Associate Professor Patrick Biller from Aarhus University has won this year's Grundfos Prize for his ground-breaking research into "nothing-must-go-to-waste technology" for the green transition of industry.

Irrigation community project transforms lives in Dodoma

Between 2022 and 2023, the NGO ADDA initiated a transformative Irrigation Community Project in Dodoma. The project, aimed at providing a sustainable solution to the water challenges faced by communities in the capital region of Tanzania, has breathed new life into the predominantly agricultural-based livelihoods.

Solar-powered drinking water for 23,000 people Makere

Water Mission and the Grundfos Foundation recently celebrated an important milestone: A single solar-powered waterwork providing nearly 23,000 people with access to safe water in Makere, Western Tanzania. This effort is both changing lives and gaining recognition from the country's government officials.