We collaborate with international partners to provide access to drinking water to the world's poorest, primarily in rural communities and forgotten refugee camps.


We support research and learning initiatives, environments and individuals within technical and natural science disciplines.


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 2019?



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

41 %


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


46 %


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


13 %


The Foundation supported labour market inclusion and community engagement with 13 % of the grants in 2019.


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.

Helping out in Sao Paolo, Brazil

A new Poul Due Jensen Community Engagement Grant will sponsor 100,000 meals for vulnerable people in Brazil. Local Grundfos staff will volunteer to help distribute the meals.

Coronavirus Response in Nepal

Since 2017, Oxfam and the Grundfos Foundation have been working together alongside local partners in Nepal, developing new sustainable models to supply rural communities with professionalised safe water services. As Coronavirus swept across the globe, the need for such services, as well as support for the country’s health system, became even more urgent.

Keeping Indonesian health workers safe

With the COVID-19 cases increasing the world over as well as in Indonesia, the concern for the safety of the health workers has come to the forefront. The availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is one of the most important elements to support those at the frontline in combating against this pandemic.

Meet the researchers | Water Dowsing with Science

Together, the Grundfos Foundation and Aarhus University GeoScience present three sessions under the umbrella of this year's World Water Week. The sessions are a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the people behind a new powerful tool for underground water resource mapping and management.

New partnership to amplify water’s story

In 2021, SIWI will leverage the World Water Week platform to improve the quality, accuracy, and intensity of reporting and storytelling on water through capacity building for journalists and communicators under the World Water Week Communications Initiative – all thanks to a grant from the Grundfos Foundation.

A helping hand to Kibera Town Centre

The Grundfos Foundation has granted USD 100,000 to the Human Needs Project, covering four months of free WASH services to 80,000 residents of the Kibera slum in Kenya's capitol, Nairobi.

UNICEF support for children in Beirut

UN and UNICEF Denmark release emergency funds targeted for children in Beirut with support from the Grundfos Foundation.

30,000 face shields for Doctors without Borders (MSF)

Across the globe, health systems are in urgent need of personal protective equipment. Shortages and soaring prices of crucial items such as masks and aprons – make it difficult to allow essential medical services to stay open. The Grundfos Foundation is therefore donating 30,000 face shields to Doctors without Borders.

Hand hygiene training resources from Water Mission

The Foundation's US-based partner, Water Mission, has developed a number of resources to support hand hygiene promotion. The resources are available for free download and re-use.