MetLife Foundation in Our Communities
MetLife Foundation was founded in 1976 to continue MetLife's long tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. While financial inclusion is our global focus, we are proud to sponsor initiatives in other philanthropic areas. Our impact expands beyond the financial health of our communities to support for medical research, arts and cultural institutions, disaster relief, and civic initiatives. The Foundation remains committed to being a positive force in every community where we work.
Health and Medical Research
- Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's medical research and public awareness campaigns have been a signature project for MetLife Foundation for more than 25 years. MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research recognize excellence in medical advances and provide outstanding researchers with resources to pursue promising ideas. At the heart of the program is a belief in research as the road to understanding and ultimately curing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
- Nepal Earthquake Response
In April 2015, Nepal was devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the worst the country had experienced in more than 80 years. To help aid the victims, MetLife Foundation donated $250,000 to the International Medical Corps Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund and matched the personal contributions of 700 associates from 26 countries to the Fund.
Arts and Culture
- Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
The newest museum on the National Mall in Washington D.C., the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, will be the only national museum devoted to telling the story of the United States through the lens of African American life, art, history, and culture. MetLife Foundation is proud to continue its long tradition of advancing cultural and artistic diversity by supporting the Museum as a Founding Donor with a $1 million grant.