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

Thank you for stopping by. We are launching a new global strategy in 2017 for our giving and volunteer programs. Our new funding guidelines and application will be available in late March on this page or accessible via

An easier giving and volunteer application process

An exciting change will be our new technology system. All applications and grant reports will now be electronic.  No more email, scanning or hard copying applications. We hope to make the request for funding easier and simple in 2017.

Focus area and application deadlines for 2017

  • Financial Security: April 15
  • 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​