The Poul Due Jensen Foundation supports projects bringing safe and affordable drinking water to rural communities in developing countries and the world's forgotten refugee camps. We also support selected Danish research environments within technical research and natural science, and finally we push for social inclusion in Central Denmark Region, where Grundfos has its birthplace.


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 95.4M DKK to philanthropic projects in 2018.

35 %


In 2018, 35 % of the grants went to water projects.


51 %


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


14 %


The Foundation supported social causes focusing on the inclusion of the most socially vulnerable people in their local communities in Denmark. This area received 14% 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.

66,000 now have access to safe water in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp

Two solar powered water systems are now in operation and delivering water to 66,000 refugees in the large refugee settlement in Western Tanzania. Automatic chlorination has also be put in place to ensure improved health in the camp.

How tapping the sun is transforming lives in Mozambique

WaterAid and the Poul Due Jensen Foundation are going the very last mile to help communities gain access to water in rural Mozambique. Tropene is the first community to benefit from access to clean and safe water. Photo: WaterAid/Arao José Valoi

Three new board members for the Poul Due Jensen Foundation

The Poul Due Jensen Foundation, owner of Grundfos, has found three new board members and its Board of Directors is thus complete

Lecture: What happens after a natural disaster?

Wednesday, December 19 you have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the important relief work that happens in the wake of the natural disaster, which hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in September 2018.

New AAU Professor to Harness Massive Information

The amount of data is growing explosively these years. In three hours we generate more data than the amount that existed in 2003. Newly appointed computer science professor Katja Hose, 38, will map the data ocean so that we have the information we need, and especially, so that information is easily accessible, reliable and accurate

New Executive Director for the Poul Due Jensen Foundation

Kim Nøhr Skibsted is appointed new Executive Director of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, the major owner and shareholder of the Grundfos Group.

Poul Due Jensen Foundation gets new chairman and vice chairman of the board

At a board meeting 24 October, 2018, Poul Due Jensen Foundation has elected Estrid Due Hesselholt as new chairman. Jens Moberg is elected new vice chairman.

A helping hand for the tsunami victims in Indonesia

Join Craig Wiliams of Water Mission on his two-day trek to Palu, where international aid organisations are trying to get in and help the tsunami victims.