Community Engagement in 2020



The Foundation granted 42 Poul Due Jensen Community Engagement Grants in 2020.



DKK 15 million (~EUR 2 million) were granted toward Community Engagement projects in 2020.

Latest news

Five new community grants approved

On 11 March, the Foundation Board approved five new Community Engagement Grants helping Grundfos companies engage in their local areas.

Last community grants of 2020 awarded

On 16 December, the Foundation Board approved the last batch of 2020 community grants, bringing the total amount granted to 15 million DKK. The Foundation has decided to continue the grant in 2021.

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.

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.

Water for Zhytomyr

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

Helping out in Sao Paolo, Brazil

A new Poul Due Jensen Community Engagement Grant will sponsor 100,000 meals for vulnerable people in Brazil. Local Grundfos staff will volunteer to help distribute the meals.

Keeping Indonesian health workers safe

With the COVID-19 cases increasing the world over as well as in Indonesia, the concern for the safety of the health workers has come to the forefront. The availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is one of the most important elements to support those at the frontline in combating against this pandemic.

30,000 face shields for Doctors without Borders (MSF)

Across the globe, health systems are in urgent need of personal protective equipment. Shortages and soaring prices of crucial items such as masks and aprons – make it difficult to allow essential medical services to stay open. The Grundfos Foundation is therefore donating 30,000 face shields to Doctors without Borders.