Community Engagement in 2021



In 2021, the Foundation awarded 29 Poul Due Jensen Community Engagement Grants for local causes across the globe.



EUR 1.9 million in total were granted toward Community Engagement projects in 2021.


You can find more information about our work in the Annual Review.

Latest news

Grants worth almost 12m DKK on their way to communities

The Foundation has approved community grants worth almost 9 million DKK (1,2m EUR) for local social initiatives all over the world. Additional emergency funding of 2.7m DKK (268,000 EUR) is also on the way to local organisations helping refugees in Poland Hungary and Slovakia.

Change the world through girls in sports

'Girls Saturday' is held the last Saturday of every month in 10 of the most marginalized communities in and around Freetown in Sierra Leone and the concept is simple – a full day where training pitches are dedicated to girls who wish to try to play football.

Last Community Grants of 2021 awarded

This year's last Community Engagement Grants were awarded at the board meeting on 10 December. 8 local Grundfos projects received funding at a combined worth of 3.5 m DKK. The Foundation is particularly happy to see more engagement by Grundfos employees in the projects.

Abomosu cares about toilets

Life without a toilet is dirty, dangerous and undignified, something that the citizens of Abomosu can relate to. The sanitation in the community deteriorated because their public toilet had broken down. Luckily, the community now has access to improved toilet facilities.

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.