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 Mission awarded grant supporting disaster response readiness

The Foundation has provided a DKK 5 million ($725,000 USD) grant to Water Mission, a Christian engineering nonprofit. The grant will support the continued expansion of Water Mission’s disaster response program with an emphasis on improving readiness and capacity to quickly and efficiently respond to multiple disasters simultaneously.

Denmark, Kenya, and Three Philanthropic Foundations Shape the Future of Refugee Aid

Two out of three refugees experience prolonged humanitarian crises lasting several years, often even decades. Meanwhile, refugee camps have traditionally been designed and run as temporary solutions for acute crises. A new partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the LEGO Foundation, Novo Nordisk Foundation, and Grundfos Foundation supports Kenya's ambitions to move away from a temporary approach, benefiting both refugees and local communities.

Sediment removal technology with minimal disturbance of lake ecosystems

Traditionally, reduction of phosphorus in lakes has been achieved by either digging up the sediment or by adding aluminium, which binds the phosphorus. Both are radical interventions that can have a negative effect on a lake’s ecosystem.

2024 Water in Communications launch

‌Do you want to drive change? Then it’s time we talk about water. Journalists and communicators, join a series of free online workshops to boost your water knowledge and make your message go the extra mile.

Open seminar on Circular Phosphorus Recovery

Join the open seminar on Circular Phosphorus Recovery at the Technical University of Denmark or online on 22 and 23 May.

Liv and Anne from Egå Gymnasium will compete in the 2024 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

In an exciting science project, Anne Gammelmark Therkildsen and Liv Kanstrup Arami from Egå Gymnasium have described the possibilities of making plants salt tolerant so they can be irrigated with saline water and we can make crops less vulnerable to coastal flooding. Therefore, the Foundation sends the group to Stockholm in August, where they will compete in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize together with young people from all over the world.

10 new Community Engagement Grants granted

Almost EUR 530,000 are on their way to projects around the world, where Grundfos employees support local organisations through volunteering. In Chile, victims of the recent forest fire can look forward to a helping hand.

SOS Children’s Villages Denmark gathers coalition of partners to build low-carbon housing for children without parental care in Ukraine

SOS Children’s Villages Denmark (SOS DK) has initiated a new project to help reform the childcare system in Ukraine in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages Ukraine (SOS UA), the Villum Foundation, Viessmann Foundation, Grundfos Foundation, Bitten & Mads Clausen Foundation, the VELUX Group, Somfy Foundation, DOVISTA, Flügger, VELUX Ukraine, Kromann Reumert and the Export and Investment Fund of Denmark (EIFO).

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.