The Pentair Foundation

Established in 1998, The Pentair Foundation supports communities in which Pentair operates. Through local employee-managed councils, the Foundation funds programs that promote education, sustainability in water and energy, and workforce readiness.

Pentair dedicates two percent of its annual pre-tax income to charitable efforts. Over the years, The Pentair Foundation has directed more than $50 million to Pentair communities and has received the Jefferson Award for Corporate Giving.


Education is the key to success: that's why the Pentair Foundation prioritizes education programs ranging from those targeting disadvantaged youth to career transition and readiness. The Foundation funds programs serving traditional and non-traditional learners from early learning to post-secondary and beyond with a focus on science and technology including K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics program.


The Pentair Foundation helps communities improve the welfare of their citizens with a focus on sustainability and workforce development issues. Believing that those in the community are best suited to identify needs and create solutions, the Pentair Foundation also supports a broad platform of community initiatives.

Safe Water Initiatives

The Pentair Foundation has partnered with key organizations to fund initiatives that provide affordable, safe drinking water to people in underdeveloped regions around the world

Apply for a Grant

As we celebrate 15 years of philanthropic commitment, the Pentair Foundation is currently undertaking a strategic review of our programs, with results expected later this year. During this time, we will be engaged in limited grant-making, primarily to our current or past grant recipients. If your organization meets this qualification, please visit here to apply. Applications for our spring funding round will be accepted until March 31, 2014.