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

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.

One step closer to sustainability 

Water Governance Thematic Lead for Oxfam in Nepal, Anjil Adhikari and Lyndsay Stecher, an Oxfam GB Head of Partnerships, reflect on the latest developments in our joint venture to secure clean and reliable drinking water in the Terai Lowlands and rural hills in Nepal.

COVID-19 relief update from Lebanon

In April 2020, the Foundation contributed 2m DKK (265.000 EUR) toward Doctors Without Borders’ work in Lebanon. We received an update from the brave people who carry out the life-saving activities on the ground.

Combatting Covid-19 with clean water and handwashing

The Poul Due Jensen Foundation has been working with WaterAid Mozambique to combat the spread of Covid-19 with innovative and powerful hygiene behaviour change messaging and clean water in Mozambique. Focusing on high traffic areas such as markets and healthcare facilities, WaterAid’s work has put clean water and soap in the frontline against Covid-19.

New partnership to bring clean water to the world’s refugees

PlanBørnefonden (Plan International) and the Grundfos Foundation (Poul Due Jensen Foundation) team up with Water Mission to bring clean water to the many refugees in Ethiopia. The ambition is to create a sustainable model that can be used in refugee camps around the world.
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.