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MetLife Foundation

Since its creation in 1976, MetLife Foundation has provided more than $783 million in grants and $70 million in program-related investments to make a positive difference for the people and communities we serve.
Who we are and what do we do

MetLife was founded on a simple, powerful insight: Everyone needs access to the right financial tools to achieve their goals. To support its vision and mission, the Foundation has committed $200 million over five years to help low-income individuals and families get access to safe and affordable financial products and services.

Community Involvement Programs with MetLife Foundation

Earthquake Relief Fund

The MetLife Foundation donated $250,000 USD to International Medical Corps as earthquake relief fund in April 2015.

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

The Foundation partnered with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and provided a grant of $250,000 USD to enhance the Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P), a global financial inclusion programme for economically disadvantaged people. The programme aims to develop a more inclusive, efficient and interconnected digital finance sector to help low income households in Nepal. Learn more about this here and here

MetLife Foundation partnership with Room to Read (R2R)

Partner/Grantee: Room to Read is a leading non-profit focused on girls' education and children's literacy in Asia and Africa. They have supported more than 11 million children across 10 countries thus far. Learn more about them here.

Summary: MetLife Foundation has provided $450,000 grant over three years to support R2R’s Girls Education Program in Bangladesh, Nepal and Vietnam. The goal to ensure that girls both complete secondary school and have the skills to negotiate key life decisions. With our funding, 600 girls (~200 in each country) will receive skills training and confidence building to successfully progress to post-secondary education or enter the job market with marketable skills.

MetLife Foundation with Habitat for Humanity

MetLife Nepal participated in a volunteering program funded by MetLife Foundation with Habitat for Humanity Nepal. MetLife Foundation made a grant in favor of Habitat for Humanity, Nepal to build homes for the less fortunate people in selected areas of Nepal. As a part of this initiative, representatives from MetLife Nepal got the opportunity to engage in building houses as volunteers.

Total of 103 volunteers participated in this day long engagement in Kavrepalanchok over three days from December 14 to 16, 2016. It included employees and members of the field force of MetLife who spent their time and effort for this wonderful initiative. The volunteers were involved with locals to work on shifting bricks, soling and stone cutting, all as a part of constructing houses for the locals of the area.

Learn more about MetLife Foundation here.