Community engagement, collaboration, and social responsibility are deeply rooted in the Grundfos DNA – and has been since the company’s founding in 1945 in Bjerringbro, Denmark.
The Community Engagement Grants support employees of Grundfos and Grundfos companies who work with local NGOs, institutions, authorities, and philanthropic initiatives that address critical challenges in their communities.
The Community Engagement Grants live into Grundfos’ tradition for reaching out in the local community and acting as a good neighbour. Learn more about our legacy of giving back and what it means to Grundfos employees.
In 2023-24, the Foundation has earmarked DKK 25 million for supporting local projects via the Poul Due Jensen Community Engagement Grant. The Foundation has a strong wish to see more employee involvement in the projects through active use of the new Volunteering Policy.
How to apply for a Community Engagement Grant
There are two ways to engage with the Community Engagement Grants:
- Employees of Grundfos and Grundfos companies can apply for funding on behalf of their local community partner. Grundfos employees can access the application through Insite (internal use only) and employees across Grundfos companies (including sub-brands such as Wuxi, DAB, or Peerless) can reach out to Jesper Richter Rasmussen, Community Grant coordinator.
- Local NGOs and community organisations can get in touch with their local Grundfos company to identify how you can work together. Then, an employee or Grundfos or a Grundfos company can apply for funding. Global list of Grundfos Group sales companies.
Project requirements for Community Engagement Grants
From 2023 onswards, the Foundation only supports Community Engagement Projects making active use of Grundfos’ Volunteering Policy.
As the Grundfos Foundation cannot donate directly to Grundfos companies, it is important that the activities are carried out in partnership with a local organisation. Additionally, the Grundfos Foundation must be credited in communication about the project (i.e., press releases, signposting, or in other media).
Examples of grants in action
Serbia | Summer camp in Grundfos’ Serbian hometown, Indjija, for 80 Serbian children and vulnerable young people to participate in various sports activities, excursions, visits to cafés, cinemas, theatres, and restaurants, as well as several other forms of entertaining activities.
Argentina | In collaboration with Proyecto Agua Segura, brought water access and hygiene education to more than 15,000 people in Argentina.
Ghana | In partnership with HOPin Academy, provided solar water pumping and electrification system to the Nanton District Health Facility through a new initiative.