Clean water, sustainable STEM education, and a beach clean-up, those are some of the focus areas for this round of Community Engagement Grants supporting the local initiatives from Grundfos colleagues all over the world.
In Turkey, Grundfos employees continue to engage with engineering students on sustainable development in partnership with the NGO Sustainability Steps Association. Engineers have a critical role in designing and implementing sustainable infrastructure to achieve the UN Global Goals successfully.
– With the Responsible Engineers of Sustainability project, we enable young engineers to understand the important relationship between sustainability and engineering, guide them by using creative thinking techniques to look at the problems around them in a solution-oriented manner, and we will prepare them for business life as the sustainability leaders of the future and showcase responsible engineering by sharing good examples of Grundfos’ sustainability goals, explains Burak Gürkan, Senior Regional Sales Director and Country Director for Turkey.
Grundfos’ employees in Turkey will contribute with 256 voluntary hours to facilitate workshops at 4 big cities of Turkey and also take part as speakers in trainings at 16 Turkish universities.
At Peerless Pump in Indianapolis, USA, CSC Director Jerome Sobota and Application Engineer Mackenzie Wheeler are both mentors for FIRST robotics Team 1024 and volunteer over 300 hours a year mentoring student team members from local schools. The grant will contribute toward building a FIRST Robotics Practice Field to provide a consistent anchor and home for the robotics pipeline in Lawrence Township, Indianapolis
– The space in the McKenzie Center has already been prepared for the installation of the project. We expect to complete installation by the start of the competition season and use it through May 2024. The field life is expected to be over a decade and will aid the team greatly in reaching out to the community for years to come, says Jerome Sobota.
Among the applications was also an initiative from Grundfos Sweden that covers both a planned-out collaboration with local NGO Strandstäderne for three years and includes 150 hours of volunteering in 2024 as a key part of the plan.
|Milgango Village Water Project
|Access to safe water
|Responsible Engineers of Sustainability
|The Sustainability Steps Association
|Bring water, sanitation and hygiene to Jinping County, China
|Shanghai Hezhong Young Volunteers Service Centre
|Improve quality of life for young ones and children that spend a part of their youth in the hospital
|River Environment Treatment at Hongqi Village, where is Under the City of Harbin, a Sister City of Aarhus
|Fuyuan Red Cross Society
|Safe Water Access Project (SWAP)
|Disabled People back to Community
|Cleaning of archipelago in Bohuslän
|Entrepreneur training for 300 young girls and widows, Burkina Faso
|Action Jeunesse Feminine du Burkina Faso
|International Young Physicists’ Tournament, Budapest 2024
|Roland Eötvös Physical Society
|Sports Summer Camps for orphans from the children’s village ‘Milorad Mika Pavlović’ in 2024 & 2025
|Building a FIRST Robotics Team 1024 Field to provide a consistent anchor and home for the robotics pipeline in Lawrence Township, Indianapolis
| EUR 754,765
Community Engagement Grant
Grundfos employees all over the world can apply for financial support for local projects where they make active use of Grundfos’ volunteering policy. Find out more here.
Applications are reviewed every quarter. For help on selecting projects and writing the application feel free to reach out to us.
Upcoming deadlines 2024:
- April 22nd
- June 24th
- October 28th.