Water-related donations in 2021

46 %

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


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

Winter support for Pakistan's flood victims

The Grundfos Foundation has granted Oxfam 1.000.000 DKK to help fund essential winter kits, including items such as baskets, shawls, caps and mats to help people prepare for further challenging conditions that winter will bring.

Accelerating better water management

C40 Cities launches Phase Two of the Water Safe Cities project to accelerate better water management following the successful delivery of Phase One of C40’s Water Safe Cities project, which found that climate-related flooding and drought expected to impact millions of people and cost world’s major cities $194 billion annually

A busy #WorldWaterWeek

A busy week in the Swedish capitol Stockholm has ended and the Foundation and partners look back on five days of events and meetings with the global water community.

Grundfos Foundation at 2022 World Water Week

Together with Grundfos Safe Water/Sustainability and various project partners, the Grundfos Foundation will host an exhibition at the World Water Week in Stockholm this coming week. With several side events and great people in the same place, we hope to cater for quality networking between our important connections within in the water world.

Deforestation and Water Resource Management

In India, the Foundation works with Sunlit Future and local partners in several regions. One of them is Maharashtra, where the geology and deforestation has created very special difficulties for the local population.

Climate-related flooding and drought expected to cost world’s major cities $194 billion annually

C40 Cities study finds that without urgent action, millions more people around the globe will face grave risks from river flooding, along with more frequent and severe drought by 2050. C40 city mayors will collaborate to develop and deliver upon data-driven commitments to address the impacts of drought and flooding in cities globally.

New green UNHCR initiative to transform refugees’ access to clean water

A new initiative, launched today, will substantially improve the way in which clean water is provided in refugee communities: Project Flow will replace diesel-run pumps with solar-powered water pumps in six climate-vulnerable countries across Africa. This will benefit up to 800,000 refugees and host community members and drastically reduce CO2 emissions.

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.
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.