The Poul Due Jensen Foundation keeps a reserve for disaster relief in the shape of temporary safe water supplies and other provisions, allowing our partners to approach us through a fast-track procedure in case of an emercency. The Foundation is not strict on long-term sustainability considerations – it is simply a matter of life and death to have access to safe drinking water in the wake of a disaster.
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation has expanded its donations to emergencies in 2020. Find out more
COVID-19-related donations in 2020
- 12.25mDKK | Emergency relief funding to the ICRC (5m DKK), UNICEF (5m DKK) and Danish Red Cross (1.5m DKK). Additionally, the Foundation is sponsoring wastewater treatment units (750,000 DKK) in two hospitals in Hubei Province, China. More
- 17.5m DKK | 15.7m DKK wil go to WASH-related activities, and 1.8m DKK to research. More
- 9.2m DKK | Almost 9.2m DKK (1.3m USD) have been granted towards a number of projects that fight COVID-19 and its consequences. More
- 0.9m DKK | Four local Grundfos outreach projects in India and the Philippines and a Danish healthcare research project looking into the use of ultrasound in lung screenings.
- 2.4m DKK | Emergency relief funding for World Vision to prevent spread of COVID-19 in Ghana and Niger through sanitation and hygiene training and provision of WASH infrastructure.
- 660,500 DKK | Emergency relief funding for the Human Needs Project, covering four months of free WASH services to 80,000 residents of the Kibera slum in Kenya’s capitol, Nairobi.
Part of the projects above are funded through a 20m DKK reserve for local outreach – the Poul Due Jensen Community Engagement Grant – boosting the Grundfos companies’ contribution to fighting COVID-19. More
Donations to help victims of natural disasters 2014-2019
- DKK 250,000: Disaster relief for people living in the area of destruction after the Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas (partner: Water Mission)
- 1 million DKK: Disaster relief for people living in the area of destruction after the Cyclone Idai in Malawi (partner: Water Mission)
- 1 million DKK: Disaster relief for people living in the area of destruction after the Cyclone Idai in Mozambique (partner: PlanBørnefonden/Plan International)
- 1.1 million DKK: Contribution to UNICEF’s disaster relief fund, E365 (part of a three-year partnership programme worth 3.3 m DKK in total).
We’re distributing blankets, dignity kits, mosquito nets and water purification tablets to families affected by #CycloneIdai.
These can mean the difference between life and death for many people. pic.twitter.com/xvzw8oh9vZ
— Plan International (@PlanGlobal) March 24, 2019
- 2 million DKK: emergency water supplies for 75,000 victims of earthquake/tsunami in rural areas near Palu, Indonesia (partner: Water Mission)
- 1 million DKK: emergency water supplies for 24,000 Rohingya refugees at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (partner: Oxfam)
- 1 million DKK: emergency water supplies for families affected by flooding in Piura Region in Peru (partner: Practical Action)
- 1 million DKK: emergency water supplies for 20,000 victims of Hurrican Matthew in Haiti (partner: Water Mission)
- 1 million DKK: emergency water supplies for 10,000 victims of the Nepal earthquake (partner: Kirkens Nødhjelp)
- 125,000 USD: emergency water supplies for health clinics and surrounding communities (~ 13,000 persons) affected by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia (partner: Water Mission)
The Poul Due Jensens Foundation normally reserves 5m DKK per year for immediate disaster relief aid.