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.


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


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 2018?



The Poul Due Jensen Foundation committed 95 M DKK to philanthropic projects in 2018.

34 %


In 2018, 34 % of the grants went to water projects.


51 %


In 2018, 51 % of the grants supported research and learning environments.


15 %


The Foundation supported labour market inclusion in Central Jutland. This area received 15 % of the grants in 2018.


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.

Solar-powered safe 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 safe 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.

Emergency relief for victims of Hurricane Dorian

DKK 250,000/USD 37,000 of emergency relief funding for the victims of the Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas is on its way to Water Mission.

A flexible laboratory setup

At Aalborg University (AAU), things are moving. The Smart Water Lab financed by the Poul Due Jensen Foundation is ready for the formal inauguration on Thursday 20 June. The setup with 14 lab modules, each with a specific functionality, will allow the research group to simulate and test advanced real-life water systems as of spring of 2019.

Asante sana

We recently received a very moving video from Segara community through our partners in Water Mission Kenya. 'Asante sana' means 'thank you very' much in Swahili.

Water and data flow in Togo

After a succesful installation mission to Togo's Plateaux Region, the two villages of Bouré and Iko-Akpa now enjoy improved access to safe drinking water. The Poul Due Jensen Foundation and its partners will be able to harvest real-time data on the performance of the pilot system which combines solar panels, saltwater batteries and an SQ Flex submersible pump.

Danish contestants for 2019 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Three students from Egaa Gymnasium*, Tobias Washeim, Kristian Katholm Nielsen og Sebastian Lykke Dalsgaard, wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize - Denmark for their project detecting micro-plastics in water.