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 worlds poorest in rural communities and forgotten refugee camps.


The Poul Due Jensen Foundation is committed to fund and support scientific initiatives, environments and individuals within natural science disciplines.


The Foundation wants to contribute to reducing the number of people living on passive public benefits. We support projects that have a long-term effect on the ability of people to be included in the labour market.

How was the split between the three philanthropic areas in 2017?



The Poul Due Jensen Foundation committed 95.8M DKK to philanthropic projects in 2017.

27 %


In 2017, 27 % of the grants went to water projects.


66 %


In 2017, 66% of the grants fell to research and learning environments.


7 %


The Foundation supported social causes focusing on the inclusion of the most socially vulnerable people in their local communities in Denmark. This area received 7% of the grants in 2017.


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.

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