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 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 2023?

256

million

The Foundation committed DKK 256 million to philanthropic projects in 2023. Find all donations here

45 %

Water

In 2023, 45 % of the grants went to water projects.

27 %

Research

In 2023, 27 % of the grants supported research and learning environments and initiatives.

23 %

Inclusion

In 2023, 19% of the grants supported community and labour market inclusion.

9%

Global Citizenship

In 2023, 8% of the grants supported Community Engagement projects and 1% was distributed as prizes and scholarships.

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.

Water supply in Nepal: building better, more sustainable services

Nepal’s former Water Supply Minister backs Oxfam' Water Supply Management Board as an alternate management system for Water Supply Systems in Rural Nepal.

Joining hands to transform lives through provision of clean drinking water

Life in Kaguruka village has drastically changed for schools, health facilities, households, and children who have access to clean drinking water. This has especially lifted the burden off women carrying water for long distances and reduced the financial strain caused by excessive medical expenses. The time previously spent fetching water is now being used by parents to focus on other income-gaining opportunities. 

The 2023 Annual Review is out!

Giving back to the world! The Grundfos Foundation looks back on its activities and results in 2023. In particular, the year had focus on building new partnerships for impact.

Clean water creates well-being for refugees

Four solar-powered water systems have provided access to clean drinking water for more than 39,000 refugees in Ethiopia through the SunWASH project. This has meant fewer diseases and more empowerment of women in two refugee camps in Pugindo, Ethiopia, on the border with South Sudan.

Ghana's first-ever water management curriculum

In Ghana, Grundfos SafeWater, together with Global Water Center and their partners, are helping to kill two birds — unemployment and inadequate water infrastructure — with one stone. The ambitious strategy involves giving young Ghanaians who are eager for work the opportunity to become certified technicians who can keep the country’s water systems running.

AAU’s New Laser Lab Unlocks Faster, Deeper Research

Forget months, think minutes. Aalborg University's new laser lab, unveiled in February 2024, boasts a state-of-the-art Dynamic Beam Laser, slashing design time and igniting a new era of innovation.

Grundfos Foundation and UNICEF in New Humanitarian Initiative

Grundfos Foundation is increasing trust and reducing requirements for UNICEF in a new agreement. The goal is faster and more equitable emergency responses. As the two-year mark of the escalation of the war in Ukraine approaches, the Grundfos Foundation is donation DKK 1 million to UNICEF’s global humanitarian response.

Ugandan school girls make their own reusable sanitary pads

Through local leadership, innovation, and commitment to unlocking female potential, ECO-PADS helps to empower a new generation of young females by providing access to menstrual hygiene materials, offering reproductive health education, and strengthening the local support networks.

13 grants for Grundfos' local community engagement projects

The Foundation distributes EUR 755,000 to 13 new Community Engagement Projects where Grundfos employees reach out in their communities all over the world.