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 April to see our new funding guidelines, FAQs and a sample grant application will be available.

We offered two technical assistance webinars to share more with you about our new strategy, guidelines, technology platforms and focus areas. You can view the webcast that took place on April 6, 2017 if you weren't able to make either of the webinars or if you want to hear the information again. You must register to view it. 

Please note that the date for the Financial Security Grant application deadline is no longer April 30, it is now May 12. We appreciate your patience as we make changes to our Grant application process.

Focus area and application deadlines for 2017

  • Financial Security: May 12 (please note that this date has changed)
  • Education, Domestic and Global (Non-Central Iowa Applications): June 15
  • Strong Communities: Sept. 15

Come back to this page in April 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​