Water-related donations in 2021

46 %

In 2021, 46 % of the Foundation’s donations fell within the Water category

92

million dkk

The Foundation donated 92m DKK to water projects in 2021

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

All donations
Every year in March, we publish an overview of all donations

A game-changer in India

DKK 5.5 million are on their way to India, where the Foundation's trusted partner Sunlit Future collaborates with local NGOs to provide sustainable access to water in underprivileged tribal and rural communities. Over the years, the partnership has helped create a new standard for rural water projects.

Water is a must for girls in school

Girls’ educational opportunities are particularly affected by the global water crisis. Not only can contaminated water make them too sick to attend school, but they also typically shoulder the burden of collecting water for their families. Losing out on an education impacts their economic prospects in the future.

Continued support for World Water Week Communications Initiative

To help journalists and communicators improve their understanding of water and better their communication skills, the World Water Week Communications Initiative was initiated as a pilot programme in 2021. Based on the success of the programme, the Foundation will continue funding it the coming years.

Multi-level collaboration: the key to fast, effective COVID-19 response in Nepal

Oxfam looks back on the past year's collaborative efforts to combat the second COVID-19 wave in Nepal.

Emergency relief for Tigray and typhoon victims in the Philippines

Toward the end of 2021, the Grundfos Foundation donated DKK 500,000 for Plan International's emergency relief in Ethiopia and 40,000 EUR for the NGO Water and Life after super typhoon Rai.

2021 Global Handwashing Day

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

Honouring Perween Rahman's legacy

Set in Karachi, Pakistan, the drama documentary Into Dust follows social activist, Perween Rahman, who worked tirelessly to protect Pakistan’s poorest communities, and her older sister, Aquila Ismail, who honours her sister’s legacy by fighting for her justice.

USD 157,000 for disaster relief in Haiti

The Grundfos Foundation has released a grant from its disaster response reserve to support Water Mission's disaster relief efforts in Haiti.

INTO DUST highlights the global water crisis

The Grundfos Foundation is proud to present INTO DUST, a drama-documentary that tells the extraordinary story of Perween Rahman, a woman who sacrificed everything to provide Karachi's poorest communities with clean, safe water.
Safe water
Our philanthropic work directly supports UN Sustainable Goal 6 (Safe water and sanitation) through providing sustainable and affordable access to safe drinking water to the world's poorest.