Request a grant

Giving back to the community is a part of our corporate culture and a direct extension of our core value of integrity.

Principal® and the Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc., have embraced corporate responsibility by making philanthropic investments in the communities where our employees work and live. That’s why we’ve created the Community Grant Program.

New giving and volunteer system

We are launching a new global strategy in 2017 for our giving and volunteer programs.

At the same time, we hope to make the request for funding easier and simpler through use of a new technology system. Going forward:

  • All applications and grant reports will now be electronic. 
  • No more email, scanning or hard copying applications (Hurrah!). 

Join us to learn more

You can check back here ( in late March to see our new funding guidelines, FAQs and a sample grant application will be available.

We’re also offering two technical assistance webinars to share more with you about our new strategy, guidelines, technology platforms and focus areas.

Please consider attending one of the two webinar sessions:

  • Thursday, March 30 from 12 – 1 p.m. CT
  • Thursday, April 6, from 12 – 1 p.m. CT

To register, please email with the name and email address of all who will attend the webinar. We will send the access information for the webinars to you.

For those who cannot attend, we will have a recording of the sessions available on the website,, as soon as possible after the first session.

Focus area and application deadlines for 2017

  • Financial Security: April 30
  • Education, Domestic and Global (Non-Central Iowa Applications): June 15
  • Strong Communities: Sept. 15

Come back to this page in late March for more information. We appreciate you thinking of us for your opportunity.

Did you have a grant funded in 2016?

Please fill out the grant evaluation form (PDF) to tell us about the grant which you were awarded in 2016 and the results or outcomes from it. 


For more information about the company's charitable contributions program or the Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc., contact:

Mandi McReynolds
Community Relations Manager​