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Community Grant Making

MetLife Foundation is involved in a variety of grant-making ventures that positively affect communities around the world.

These include grants in areas such as: health and medical research, arts and culture, disaster relief, community improvement, youth and education, and diversity and inclusion.

An example : Disaster Relief

In 2017, hurricanes and earthquakes caused devastating damage in Florida, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Texas. Not only did MetLife’s employees overcome disruptions in their own lives to serve their customers and help their communities recover, but MetLife Foundation responded with financial support for relief and recovery. The Foundation contributed $632,000 to the American Red Cross following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Fundación MetLife México committed $900,000 to respond to the devastating earthquakes that struck the country in September. The funding will help rebuild 70 homes and 12 schools across affected communities.

MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 to continue MetLife’s long tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. Since its founding through the end of 2018, MetLife Foundation provided $822 million in grants and $85 million in program-related investments to make a positive impact in the communities where MetLife operates. To date, our financial health work has reached 9.9 million low-income individuals in 42 countries.

Prior Commitments

Read about MetLife Foundation's prior commitments.

Notice for Grant Applicants

MetLife Foundation reviews proposals by invitation only from organizations that have proven success in the area of financial inclusion. Please note that we will not review unsolicited letters of inquiry or proposals.