MetLife was founded on a simple, powerful insight: Everyone needs access to the right financial tools to pursue more from life. In 2013, this understanding inspired MetLife Foundation to refocus its programming toward financial inclusion. To support its new vision and mission, the Foundation has committed $200 million over the next five years to help low-income individuals and families get access to safe and affordable financial products and services.
Since its creation in 1976, MetLife Foundation has provided more than $600 million in grants and $70 million in program-related investments to organizations addressing issues that have a positive impact in their communities.
Since 1999, MetLife Foundation has awarded more than $6.5 million to support nearly 3,000 employee volunteer initiatives. On average, MetLife volunteers provide 11.5 hours of service each month and have been involved with their respective organizations for at least six years.