According to the charter, Poul Due Jensen Foundation can make donations to general non-political, scientific, humanitarian, business, environmental and social causes.

In 2016, the Foundation focused its philanthropic work within three programme areas: Water, Research and Inclusion.


Besides establishing physical access to water in rural communities and refugee camps, the Foundation also funds capacity development in local communities to ensure sustainability and resilience of the water systems. In 2019, we committed 47.9m DKK to water projects.


The Foundation supports selected disciplines within natural science and technical research as well as inspiring science activities for children and young people. This area also includes some employee prizes and the Grundfos Prize award. In 2019, we committed 54.4m DKK to research and learning projects.


The Foundation works to promote inclusion of vulnerable people in the labour market and in communities. We believe that having a connection to the community and the labour market is important in order to safeguard and develop social cohesion, individual well-being and creating value for society. In 2019, we committed 6.6m DKK to inclusion projects.

Community Engagement

The Foundation also donates to various local and global purposes that support sustainable development. As of 2019, we list these donations under a general heading: Community Engagement.