Water

The Foundation cooperates with international partners with the ambition to supply safe water to the world's poorest in rural communities and forgotten refugee camps.

Research

The Foundation supports "use-inspired" research initiatives, environments and individuals within technical and natural science disciplines.

Inclusion

The Foundation aims to reduce the number of people living on passive public benefits. We support projects that help vulnerable people access and remain within the labour market.

How was the split between the three philanthropic areas in 2019?

117

million

The Poul Due Jensen Foundation committed 117 M DKK to philanthropic projects in 2019.

41 %

Water

In 2019, 41 % of the grants went to water projects.

 

46 %

Research

In 2019, 46 % of the grants supported research and learning environments.

 

6 %

Inclusion

The Foundation supported labour market inclusion in Central Jutland with 6 % of the grants in 2019.

 

7 %

Community

In 2019, we established a new donation area, Community Engagement, which received 7 % of the grants, .

Active ownership means 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.

More COVID-19 support from the Grundfos Foundation

The Grundfos Foundation (Poul Due Jensen Foundation) allocates further 17.5m DKK to various emergency initiatives to limit the damages of the COVID-19 pandemic. More donations are in the pipeline.

COVID-19 emergency aid from the Grundfos Foundation

The Grundfos Foundation (Poul Due Jensen Foundation) donates 12.25m DKK to various emergency initiatives to limit the damages of the COVID-19 pandemic. More donations are in the pipeline.

Poul Due Jensen Foundation to donate 200m DKK, help fight COVID-19

In celebration of Grundfos' 75th anniversary, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation (Grundfos Foundation) has expanded its budget for donations from planned 125m DKK to 200m DKK. The main donation areas remain water, research, and inclusion, but the Foundation will move its attention to the fight against COVID-19 this year.

Meet the project partners - Togo battery project

On 3 February, we invited the people behind the Foundation's solar/battery pilot project in Togo to share their experiences.

Support for UNICEF disaster relief fund

The Grundfos Foundation (Poul Due Jensen Foundation) commits to supporting UNICEF Denmark's fund for disaster relief preparedness: Emergencies 365.

Solar-powered drinking water for 200,000 in Western Tanzania

On 24 October, after three years of work, the Foundation inaugurated Borehole 2 in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp. With the last of three boreholes in use, the Foundation's water projects provide drinking water for almost 150,000 refugees in Western Tanzania. The Foundation could also celebrate having reached over 50,000 Tanzanians in poor rural communities outside the camp.

The Foundation awards 11 Employee Prizes in 2019

15 employees from all over the world were celebrated at the Poul Due Jensen Academy this Thursday as they formally received the Poul Due Jensen Foundation's employee awards; the Social Responsibility Award, Scholarship and Innovation Award.

Professor Morten Mattrup Smedskjær, AAU, wins 2019 Grundfos Prize

Jens Maaløe, Chairman of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation and the Grundfos Prize Jury, awarded the 2019 Grundfos Prize to Professor Morten Mattrup Smedskjær at the prize ceremony in Bjerringbro, Thursday 3 October.

Professor Flemming Konradsen joins the Board of Directors

Flemming Konradsen has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, majority shareholder of the Grundfos Group. Flemming Konradsen, 54, is professor and head of section at Copenhagen University's department of Global Health.