— Who we are —



The Principle Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves Christian Scientists, but it is not an organ of The First Church of Christ, Scientist (The Mother Church) or any of its branches. We are not affiliated with other Christian Science organizations, but there are many with whom we coordinate regularly.

The Principle Foundation board, staff, and volunteers are members of The Mother Church and their local branch churches and societies. Our first priority is to fulfill our duties as members—obeying the Manual of The Mother Church, supporting the church financially, subscribing to the periodicals, and actively serving in our branches.

Church membership is not a requirement for receiving a grant from The Principle Foundation; however, we find that church membership is so promotive of spiritual growth that we encourage those who are not yet members to give serious consideration to joining both The Mother Church and one of its branches.