Helping individuals and businesses gain access to useful financial products and services to meet their needs—from savings, credit, and insurance to education and advice—and delivering these resources in a responsible and sustainable way.
- Over the next five years, we'll double the number of diverse small to midsized businesses we support through product access, capital access programs, community development, and financial education by 2025.
Capital access programs
Our research shows that women report that they have less access to financial products, resources, services, and safeguards than men. This disparity extends to women-led businesses seeking capital to start or grow their enterprises. Supporting women entrepreneurs can help boost the global economy.
Principal Foundation is a duly recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, created and fully funded by Principal—to fulfill its philanthropic mission of fostering a world where financial security is accessible to all. Principal Foundation spends a portion of its endowment each year to fund programs that address gaps in basic living needs, remove barriers, and provide resources to help people, small businesses and communities take the next steps in their financial journeys.
Our work with EVERFI
In 2022, we expanded our decade+ long relationship with EVERFI to launch a first-of-its kind national education initiative, DataSetGo, empowering high school students to explore higher education and careers in a high-paying, future-ready field. DataSetGo will set students up to build enduring careers and lifelong financial capability.
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From capital-funding to employee resource groups, Principal helps advance women’s financial equity worldwide.
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Just months after a successful weekend at the farmer’s market, Good Day DSM launched its storefront with support from the Spark DSM Minority Business Incubator program.
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Days designated as shopping “holidays” are just one tool to help small businesses, particularly those owned by women and people of color. Funding, education, and access to insights help, too.