Poul Due Jensen Community Engagement Grant
Ever since the humble beginning in 1944, Grundfos has been going an extra mile to reach out to the vulnerable groups in society.

A history of social engagement

Poul Due Jensen was born on 19 May 1912 in a poorhouse in Sahl outside Bjerringbro as the son of the administrator couple. His close contact with the most disadvantaged members of society instilled in him values such as social responsibility and humanity already in early childhood, something which is deeply rooted in Grundfos’ DNA. Find out more about the history of Grundfos’ Founder.

Grundfos’ Founder, Poul Due Jensen (right) grew up close to the most vulnerable people in society. He was the youngest son of the caretaker couple of a poorhouse in Sahl, just outside Bjerringbro, Denmark.

Community Engagement Grant

The Community Engagement Grant was created in 2020 to help Grundfos companies reach out locally. In essence, it is meant to strengthen and reinforce Grundfos’ tradition for reaching out in the local community and acting as a good neighbour, wherever in the world we operate.

Examples of actions covered by the Grant

  • Denmark/European Union | Grundfos produces protective visors for the health/care organisations that need them. The visors are donated by the Poul Due Jensen Foundation.
  • South Africa | expansion of Grundfos South Africa’s existing engagement in Bloekombos, Cape Town with WASH facilities, including access to soap and other disinfection methods.
  • China | disinfection and medical waste water treatment in Xiantao Municipal No.1 People’s Hospital and Jingmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital  to support the Hubei Province’s path towards recovering after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Find a local Grundfos company

Are you an NGO or similar organisation? Get in touch with your local Grundfos company to explore how you might work together locally.

Only Grundfos companies and employees can apply for the grant.

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Apply for funding
Employees in Grundfos companies may apply for funding on behalf of local community engagement projects.

Recent grants

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.