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?

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.

How Doctors Without Borders help out in Ukraine

Together with Doctors Without Borders, we provide emergency medical aid during the war in Ukraine.

Increased donations in turbulent times

In connection with Grundfos' Annual General Assembly on 29 April, the Grundfos Foundation announces record philanthropic donation framework of DKK 250 million (~EUR 34 million) for important purposes all over the world.

Grants worth almost 12m DKK on their way to communities

The Foundation has approved community grants worth almost 9 million DKK (1,2m EUR) for local social initiatives all over the world. Additional emergency funding of 2.7m DKK (268,000 EUR) is also on the way to local organisations helping refugees in Poland Hungary and Slovakia.

A game-changer in India

DKK 5.5 million are on their way to India, where the Foundation's trusted partner Sunlit Future collaborates with local NGOs to provide sustainable access to water in underprivileged tribal and rural communities. Over the years, the partnership has helped create a new standard for rural water projects.

20m DKK to help refugees

The Grundfos Foundation releases 3 x 5m DKK to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), DRC Danish Refugee Council, and Danmarks Idrætsforbund (DIF) to help refugees in and around Ukraine and in Denmark. An additional 5m DKK is made available to local Grundfos companies for emergency relief via the Poul Due Jensen Community Engagement Grant.

Fourth generation Due Jensen in the Board of Directors

At its annual meeting on 14 March, the Board of Directors elected Helena Due Langvad to fill the empty seat after Estrid Due Hesselholt who has decided to step down. Helena is the first of the founder's great-grand-children to serve on the Board of Directors of the foundation created by Poul Due Jensen in 1975 to safeguard his life's work, Grundfos.

Mobilising youth for global water action

For the second year in a row, Next Generation Water Action brings together 100+ selected international young academics and entrepreneurs to tackle the most pressing global water challenges by developing bold, sustainable solutions with industry, academic and public partners.

Water is a must for girls in school

Girls’ educational opportunities are particularly affected by the global water crisis. Not only can contaminated water make them too sick to attend school, but they also typically shoulder the burden of collecting water for their families. Losing out on an education impacts their economic prospects in the future.

Helping out in Ukraine

The Grundfos Foundation will support direct emergency relief in Ukraine with at least DKK 15 million (EUR 2 million).