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.


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 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.

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.

Grundfos Foundation: Status on 2022

2022 Annual Review: the Grundfos Foundation looks back on a another year of overlapping crises that affected both the Grundfos Group and the Foundation's activities.

Community hopes and dreams

In Maharashtra’s hilly Palghar District, village women explain how access to water brought new hopes and dreams for the future to their communities.

The Knock-On Effect

The world finds itself in a storm of interconnected crises, all of which are making life worse for many of the world's children.

Emergency assistance to Turkey and Syria

The Grundfos Foundation grants USD 577,000 (DKK 4 million) to four organizations providing emergency assistance to victims of the earthquakes striking Turkey and Syria Monday morning.

Grundfos Foundation invests in Aarhus GeoInstruments

The Grundfos Foundation acquires 24.9 per cent of the shares in Danish tech startup Aarhus GeoInstruments, a spin-out from Aarhus University's HydroGeophysics Group.

2022 Grundfos Prize Student Award

Awards for 3 talented Grundfos students were handed out at the 2022 Grundfos Prize Ceremony on 10 November

Winter support for Pakistan's flood victims

The Grundfos Foundation has granted Oxfam 1.000.000 DKK to help fund essential winter kits, including items such as baskets, shawls, caps and mats to help people prepare for further challenging conditions that winter will bring.