Grand Island, NE – The Principal Foundation awarded Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska a $10,000 grant for Goodwill’s Employment and Career Services Program.

Employment and Career Services supports employment for people with disabilities throughout Goodwill’s 55-county service area. Employment Specialists assist people living with a behavioral health issue, acquired brain injury, developmental/intellectual disability, or substance use disorder find jobs and work successfully. Goodwill staff also assist others, including people living in poverty and those with criminal records.

Tammy Slater, Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska’s CEO states, “We appreciate the support from the Principal Foundation as we continue to support people with disabilities achieve their employment goals throughout our territory.”

Goodwill submitted its application in March, and the Principal Foundation announced grant awards in May.

Last year, Goodwill’s Employment and Career Services Program supported 893 people as they worked toward their employment goals.

Nebraska VR is an employment program for people with disabilities and partners with entities statewide to help people with disabilities reach employment goals.

The Principal Foundation invests in building strong communities around the world, helping others learn more, earn more and save more.

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska’s mission is to help people with disabilities or barriers achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. The organization fulfills this mission every day by supporting people to find jobs that match their talents and gifts, teaching skills leading to increased independence, helping people through the process of recovery and empowering people to focus on their strengths and abilities rather than a diagnosis or disability.

ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF GREATER NEBRASKA

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska Inc. serves 55 counties in Central and Western Nebraska. Goodwill helps people with disabilities or barriers reach their goals and improve their quality of life.

The Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. (the “Principal® Foundation”) is a distinct, not for profit, undertaking separate from the Principal Financial Group, Inc. (“Principal”). The major focus of the Principal Foundation is to build financial security in the communities where Principal operates. The Principal Foundation has $200M assets under management and directs its returns to helping people learn, earn, and save. While the Principal Foundation receives funding from Principal, the Principal Foundation is an independent organization. The Principal Foundation does not practice any form of investment advisory services and is not authorized to do so.