Water-related donations in 2020

48 %

In 2020, 48 % of the Foundation’s donations fell within the Water category


million dkk

The Foundation donated 94m DKK to water projects in 2020

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

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.

Oxygenators for India

Yesterday morning, Danish Ambassador to India Freddy Svane received 92 oxygen concentrators in Delhi airport. The shipment was initiated by the Indian Danish Chamber of Commerce (IDCC) and supported by a number of Danish companies.

The year of the pandemic

11 March 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organisation declaring Covid-19 a pandemic. Over the past year, the Grundfos Foundation and its partners have created access to hand-washing facilities for over 1 million people and provided health and hygiene information to avoid infection for 2 million.

Emergency relief for Indonesia earthquake victims

The Grundfos Foundation has released 1m DKK for from its disaster relief reserve for the earthquake victims of Western Sulawesi in Indonesia.

Rapid action saves lives in Ethiopia's refugee camps

With support from the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, PlanBørnefonden was able to act quickly when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It has helped to create calm and save lives among some of the world's most vulnerable people in Ethiopia's refugee camps, where hundreds of thousands have benefited from the efforts.

Stories of change from Northern Burundi

Phase 2 of Norwegian Church Aid's work in Northern Burundi is coming towards the end in early 2021. We wanted to find out how our joint interventions contributed to improve the life conditions of the people in the region which is very much affected by years of neglect following the end of the civil war in 2003.
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.