Water

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

Research

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

Inclusion

We support community projects in communities all over the world where Grundfos companies and employees engage to make a difference in their local community

How was the split between the philanthropic areas in 2022?

237

million

The Poul Due Jensen Foundation committed 237 mDKK to philanthropic projects in 2022. Find all donations here

47 %

Water

In 2022, 47 % of the grants went to water projects.

20 %

Research

In 2022, 20 % of the grants supported research and learning environments and initiatives.

23 %

Inclusion

The Foundation supported labour market inclusion and community engagement with 1 3% of the grants in 2023.

We own Grundfos
As majority shareholder, we are 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.

Grundfos Foundation and UNICEF in New Humanitarian Initiative

Grundfos Foundation is increasing trust and reducing requirements for UNICEF in a new agreement. The goal is faster and more equitable emergency responses. As the two-year mark of the escalation of the war in Ukraine approaches, the Grundfos Foundation is donation DKK 1 million to UNICEF’s global humanitarian response.

Ugandan school girls make their own reusable sanitary pads

Through local leadership, innovation, and commitment to unlocking female potential, ECO-PADS helps to empower a new generation of young females by providing access to menstrual hygiene materials, offering reproductive health education, and strengthening the local support networks.

13 grants for Grundfos' local community engagement projects

The Foundation distributes EUR 755,000 to 13 new Community Engagement Projects where Grundfos employees reach out in their communities all over the world.

Danish position of strength in water technology is threatened by lack of research support

The first mapping of water technology research in Denmark, which aims to provide insight into and create dialogue on the further development of the conditions for water technology research, reveals a large backlog in public research funding compared to other industries.

Volunteering at home

Sunday Chukwudi Okoro lives and works in Bjerringbro, Denmark, but a Community Engagement Project allowed him to support the Nigerian community where he grew up.

Novo Nordisk Foundation and Grundfos Foundation partner with UNHCR to strengthen inclusive health care for refugees and host communities in Kenya

The two Danish foundations commit $9 million to support the transition to an inclusive health system in Turkana County in Kenya, as part of a new Danish public-private alliance that sets the stage for the opening of the Global Refugee Forum 2023.

TeachWell project supports safe and healthy learning environments for children

The IRC, LEGO Foundation, and Grundfos Foundation launch a new $27 million program aimed at enhancing teaching and learning experiences among refugee and host community children in Kenya.

A sustainable water supply for Ol Pejeta Conservancy and communities

With the support of the Grundfos Foundation, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya, has solarised the Ngobit borehole, providing a critical water supply for wildlife. Reduced river abstraction also supports downstream communities whose livelihoods are dependent on rainfed agriculture.

Expansion of successful water and sanitation programme in Ethiopia

Grundfos Foundation and Plan International expand successful water programme in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. Grundfos technology and Plan's local knowledge will ensure sustainable water supply for refugees from South Sudan and Ethiopians in Gambella.