Water-related donations in 2023

45 %

In 2023, 45% of the Foundation’s donations fell within the Water category


million dkk

The Foundation donated 114m DKK to water projects in 2023


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

Water Mission awarded grant supporting disaster response readiness

The Foundation has provided a DKK 5 million ($725,000 USD) grant to Water Mission, a Christian engineering nonprofit. The grant will support the continued expansion of Water Mission’s disaster response program with an emphasis on improving readiness and capacity to quickly and efficiently respond to multiple disasters simultaneously.

Denmark, Kenya, and Three Philanthropic Foundations Shape the Future of Refugee Aid

Two out of three refugees experience prolonged humanitarian crises lasting several years, often even decades. Meanwhile, refugee camps have traditionally been designed and run as temporary solutions for acute crises. A new partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the LEGO Foundation, Novo Nordisk Foundation, and Grundfos Foundation supports Kenya's ambitions to move away from a temporary approach, benefiting both refugees and local communities.

2024 Water in Communications launch

‌Do you want to drive change? Then it’s time we talk about water. Journalists and communicators, join a series of free online workshops to boost your water knowledge and make your message go the extra mile.

Water supply in Nepal: building better, more sustainable services

Nepal’s former Water Supply Minister backs Oxfam' Water Supply Management Board as an alternate management system for Water Supply Systems in Rural Nepal.

Joining hands to transform lives through provision of clean drinking water

Life in Kaguruka village has drastically changed for schools, health facilities, households, and children who have access to clean drinking water. This has especially lifted the burden off women carrying water for long distances and reduced the financial strain caused by excessive medical expenses. The time previously spent fetching water is now being used by parents to focus on other income-gaining opportunities. 

Novo Nordisk Foundation and Grundfos Foundation partner with UNHCR to strengthen inclusive health care for refugees and host communities in Kenya

The two Danish foundations commit $9 million to support the transition to an inclusive health system in Turkana County in Kenya, as part of a new Danish public-private alliance that sets the stage for the opening of the Global Refugee Forum 2023.

TeachWell project supports safe and healthy learning environments for children

The IRC, LEGO Foundation, and Grundfos Foundation launch a new $27 million program aimed at enhancing teaching and learning experiences among refugee and host community children in Kenya.

Expansion of successful water and sanitation programme in Ethiopia

Grundfos Foundation and Plan International expand successful water programme in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. Grundfos technology and Plan's local knowledge will ensure sustainable water supply for refugees from South Sudan and Ethiopians in Gambella.

C40 launches Water Safe Cities Accelerator

Today, C40 Cities announced the launch of the Water Safe Cities Accelerator, a groundbreaking initiative involving major cities from around the globe in a concerted effort to combat the escalating challenges of flooding and drought, bolster urban resilience and sustainability by 2030.
All donations
Every year in March, we publish an overview of all donations
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.