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 three 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.


6 %


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


7 %


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.

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.

Reducing risk of COVID-19 among refugees in Ethiopia

Access to clean water, information and sanitary products: Three key elements in PlanBørnefonden (Plan International)'s activities to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Ethiopia's refugee camps.

The Foundation awards 10 new Community Engagement Grants

On 4 June, the Board of Directors of the Grundfos Foundation awarded 10 new Poul Due Jensen Community Engagement Grants for local project partnerships involving Grundfos companies around the world . The donations of 2.7m DKK mean the Foundation has now allocated 4.3m DKK of the 20m DKK grant framework agreed earlier this year.

Support for COVID-19 prevention in Ghana and Niger

The Foundation has granted 2.4m DKK (USD 350,000) to support World Vision's Global Health Emergency Response activities in Ghana and Niger.

Protecting vulnerable communities from coronavirus

A partnership improving water access for pastoralist communities in Turkana, Kenya will now work with the most vulnerable to help protect them from the threat of coronavirus.

Four local Grundfos projects receive Foundation funding

Three projects in India and one in the Philippines have received funding via the Foundation's new Community Engagement Grant. In both countries, vulnerable population groups are at risk because of various lockdown measures.

COVID-19 relief for refugees in Lebanon

The Grundfos Foundation supports Doctors without Borders' work to protect the many refugees in Lebanon from COVID-19.