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

11 new community engagement grants awarded

The Grundfos Foundation has awarded 11 new community engagement grants for local projects in California, Colombia, Denmark, Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon, Argentina and Tanzania.

Equitable educational response

The ACE radio school initiative was created to bridge the educational gap in Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to support from the Grundfos Foundation and Grundfos in Subsaharan Africa, the program continues to reach out to out-of-school children through a radio show aimed at nursery, primary and secondary school children.

5 new community engagement grants awarded

The Grundfos Foundation has approved five new local projects, allowing Grundfos companies to reach out in their local community.

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.