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Donations and Support

The Principal® Foundation Relief Fund was created to assist individuals who have experienced unexpected financial hardship due to a qualified disaster. Emergency relief grants may be made for immediate food, clothing, housing and transportation needs. The Principal® Foundation started this fund with an initial contribution and encourages others that want to help to consider a donation. Every contribution helps, regardless of the amount. Together, we can support individuals when they are facing the unexpected.

Make a Donation

You can make a voluntary ongoing gift or one-time gift through our secure site using your credit/debit card.

To make a US Donation using your Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal click here.

To make a Non-US donation using your Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal click here.

To make a donation via Text-to-Give, simply text the unique keyword "PFFUND" to 71777.

All donations to the fund at the Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. are tax deductible in the U.S. The EIN# for the Emergency Assistance Foundation is 45-1813056. 

Apply for a grant

If you are experiencing a personal financial hardship because of a qualified disaster you can apply for a grant for assistance. Please read the Application FAQ to see if you qualify.

The Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. will manage all fund activities, and when needed assist applicants with their grant applications. Principal Foundation will not have any insight into the grant process unless a grant recipient chooses to share his or her story.

The Emergency Assistance Foundation is here to help applicants through their challenging times. Please click the link above for social service suggestions, educational courses that cover everything from disaster preparedness to financial education and more.