Pentair Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Pentair Foundation supports disease-related organizations across the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder makes both grants and in-kind donations.

PROFILE: Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of the water, fluid, and thermal equipment protection multinational corporation, the Pentair Foundation dedicates its grantmaking on “[l]arge scale societal needs.” The foundation’s current areas of grantmaking focus include water, food, and building sustainability into its operations and products. While the foundation does not name diseases as an area of grantmaking focus, its tax filings indicate an interest in this field.

Foundation-wide, grant amounts can go as high as $300,000; however, most grants fall in the $2,000 to $25,000 range. Past disease-related grantees include the American Cancer Society, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  

The Pentair Foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry via its website. Grantseekers may also send their applications to: Pentair Foundation Administrator, 5500 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 600, Golden Valley, MN 55416. The deadline to submit applications typically falls on October 1 of every year; however, this date is subject to change. The foundation’s website is sparse on information. Grantseekers with additional questions may make their inquiries via email at


  • Randy Hogan, President
  • Safeer Mirza, Vice President
  • Erin Woodward, Foundation Administrator