05. Jul. 2024
The Grundfos Foundation grants EUR 1.1 million to 17 local projects benefitting people, planet, and people all over the world.

One of the organisations supported by a grant is the Danish branch of the Growing Trees Network. Planting trees supports biodiversity, absorbs CO2, protects the groundwater, and provides a meaningful outlet for Grundfos employees to volunteer for our climate.

"The grant will provide up to +3500 trees per year over three years that Grundfos employees can plant, which is enough for 3 tree-planting events in spring and 3 in autumn in the project period."
Lærke Nørgaard Madsen, Global Graduate, Grundfos

Growing Trees Network has worked with Grundfos on several occasions and always provides a smooth process and a good experience on the day. The goal is to continue to support We Plant Together and grow it into a national initiative with Grundfos employees continuing to lead the way.

A large group of people with shovels in the sunshine in a forest clearing.

In 2023, Grundfos held a tree-planting event where more than 100 colleagues participated. The event was called “Vi planter sammen” (We plant together) where other companies in the region also participated. Photo: Growing Trees Network

The tree-planting project will be co-organized by the Grundfos Employee Ressource Group Future@Grundfos (intranet) where young professionals will support activity planning and link up with a global initiative with volunteer tree planting events in 5 different regions, all with the shared goal of planting trees and contributing to a greener future for our planet.

List of grants

Project Title Organisation Country Amount (EUR)
Underprivileged Students’ Green IT Classrooms Support and Students’ Study Tour Project Netspring Limited China 75,000
Providing Safe Produce/Meat Storage for Brookshire Food Drive Eyes On Me DBA The Hangar Unity Center USA 18,533
Career Academy Plus – sustainable empowerment of persons with disabilities Skilly: Inkluzív Jövő Közhasznú Alapítvány Hungary 36,000
Supporting people, climate and water in Sau Paulo Habitat for Humanity Brazil 129,091
CLEANSE – Cleaning water bodies in Ho Chi Minh city Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation – Vietnam (ASSIST VN) Vietnam 120,000
Integrated Watershed & Climate Resilient Agriculture Project in Maharashtra Watershed Organisation Trust India 46,100
Empowering Ibeku Community and School Rector Cares Foundation Nigeria 135,930
2,400 Meters Extension of Water Pipeline Brings Clean Water to Over 9,000 People Red Cross Society of Longnan City China 62,000
Optimisation of energy/water to scale highest water use efficiency vegetable  horticulture in regions vulnerable to climate change – Vietnam  Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation – Vietnam (ASSIST VN) Vietnam 123,000
EWB-DK x Grundfos Project Group for Sierra Leone Engineers Without Borders Denmark (EWB-DK) Denmark/Sierra Leone 47,000
Integration through job in Mid-Jutland NIIS – Ny Integration i Samfundet Denmark 65,000
Plant together 2024-2026 Growing Trees Network Denmark 30,000
3-year collaboration with Fødevarebanken, Denmark Fødevarebanken Denmark 35,000
9150Cares x THNPCHI: Reaching out to special needs children Tahanan ng Pagmamahal Children’s Home Inc. The Philippines 10,250
Bring Clean Water to the 1700 people Huanyuan Village, China Shanghai Hezhong Youth Volunteer Service Centre China 72,000
9150CARES: A GREENER FUTURE Million Trees Foundation Inc. Filippinerne 22,000
Total (EUR)   1,102,104