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.

Developing a water quality-based COVID-19 surveillance tool for non-sewered settlements

South Africa’s Water Research Commission and the Grundfos Foundation have partnered to develop a water quality-based surveillance tool for non-sewered settlements as part of city-wide approach that will complement the wastewater surveillance programme and in turn provide support to other means of tracking disease outbreaks.

Battery scientist wins 2020 Grundfos Prize

Jens Maaløe, Chairman of the Board of the Grundfos Foundation and Chairman of the Grundfos Prize Committee, presented the Grundfos Prize 2020 to Associate Professor Dorthe Bomholdt Ravnsbæk at an informal event in Bjerringbro on Thursday 12 November.

New Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Board

The Board of Directors elected Professor of Global Health Flemming Konradsen as its new Vice-Chairman at an extraordinary meeting on 4 November.

Community Grant secures drinking water in Baseco Compound, Philippines

With more than 60,000 inhabitants in a 53-hectare land area, the Baseco Compound is one of the largest and densest slums in the Philippines' capital, Manila. The congested community suffers from poor sanitation and access to safe and affordable drinking water. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strike on businesses and other livelihood sources, families in Baseco need immediate help in alleviating their worsening condition.

Support for California Wildfire Relief Efforts

Hand in hand with Grundfos Americas, the Foundation supports the relief work being done amidst the Central California wildfires.

Grundfos Philippines wins 2020 Social Responsibility Award

On 30 September, Grundfos Pumps Philippines was able to hand over a donation from the Foundation of 20,000 EUR to the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST). The sales company won the Poul Due Jensen Social Responsibility Award for their project, SOLution (Solar-powered Irrigation System for Farming Communities).

New partnership to bring clean water to the world’s refugees

PlanBørnefonden (Plan International) and the Grundfos Foundation (Poul Due Jensen Foundation) team up with Water Mission to bring clean water to the many refugees in Ethiopia. The ambition is to create a sustainable model that can be used in refugee camps around the world.

Water for Zhytomyr

A grant from the Grundfos Foundation will ensure drinking water for the city of Zhytomyr in Ukraine.

More trials needed to back up evidence on coronavirus treatment

The first edition of a living systematic review of randomized clinical trials comparing the effects of all treatment interventions for participants in all age groups with COVID-19 is out.