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MetLife Foundation

Since its creation in 1976, MetLife Foundation has provided more than $900 million in grants and $85 million in program-related investments to make a positive impact in the communities where MetLife operates.

Who we are and what do we do

MetLife Foundation was founded on a simple, powerful insight: Everyone needs access to the right financial tools to achieve their goals. We are committed to expanding opportunities for low- and moderate-income people around the world. We partner with nonprofit organizations and social enterprises to create financial health solutions and build stronger communities, while engaging MetLife employee volunteers to help drive impact.

Our financial health work has reached more than 13.4 million low- and moderate-income individuals in 42 countries. To learn more about MetLife Foundation, visit

Community Involvement Programs with MetLife Foundation

COVID-19 Response

In 2021, US$50,000 was provided to America Nepal Medical Foundation’s (ANMF) efforts to provide essential medical care to vulnerable people impacted by the second wave of COVID-19 crisis in Nepal. With the support, ANMF were able to provide medical supplies including but not limited to oxygen concentrators, high flows and other essential equipment to healthcare facilities from isolation centers to different hospitals in various parts of Nepal.

In Nepal, the Foundation financed a US$44,000 grant to Plan International Nepal to reach the vulnerable groups in communities impacted by COVID-19. Plan Nepal supported poor and vulnerable families who had lost their source of income and depend on agriculture in Banke district, by providing them with seeds and fertilizers for quick cash crops and vegetables to grow at home, as well as offering access to traditional farming tools.

MetLife Foundation committed $25 million to the global response to COVID-19 in support of communities impacted by the pandemic. The grant funding from MetLife Foundation will span all regions where MetLife operates, and will address both short- and longer-term relief efforts.

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 over 340 volunteers have participated in this day long engagement in Kavrepalanchok over three days from 2016-2020. 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.

MetLife Foundation’s Pathways Scholarship Program

Since 1990, MetLife Foundation has encouraged and supported post-high school education for the children of MetLife employees and financial associates. We have provided 2,145 scholarships for a total of over $10.6 million. Over the last five years, we have given an average of 97 new awards per year.

This competitive program is administered by Scholarship America, which selects undergraduate, full-time study recipients on the basis of past academic performance, financial need, scholastic aptitude tests, extracurricular activities and personal references.